Game 7 of the Rangers-Capitals series on Wednesday night averaged 9.3 percent of homes in the New York area, making it the highest-rated NHL game ever shown on NBCSN in the nation's largest TV market.

It surpassed the 8.5 rating for Game 6 of last year's Canadiens-Rangers conference final.

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It also was better than both NBCSN games during last year's Cup Final between the Kings and Rangers, which averaged 8.1 and 8.0 ratings in New York.

Wednesday's game also set a ratings record for an NBCSN game in Washington, at 7.9.

Nationally, the game averaged a 2.3 rating in major markets, the highest such figure of the 2015 playoffs on any NBC channel.