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Sunday, January 20, 2013
NHL returns with strong TV ratings

By Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NHL fans have tuned in to hockey's return to television.

NBC's broadcast Saturday earned the highest preliminary rating for a non-Winter Classic regular-season game since 2002.

The network said Sunday its regional coverage of Blackhawks-Kings and Penguins-Flyers averaged a 2.0 overnight rating.

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