A tough loss in double overtime drew the highest rating for a Washington Capitals game EVER in the local Washington, D.C. market via the local Comcast Sports Net, drawing a 3.3 HH rating and a 3.3 rating locally among males 18-49 years old.
The 3.3 is the highest rated Capitals game ever on the local Comcast Sports Net which has records going back to the 1996-1997 season.
The Capitals are now down 3-1, but are headed home for game five which will be played tomorrow (Saturday) and broadcast nationally on NBC where I'll be able to watch it in HD. To quote my favorite Internet mogul Ted, whose Capitals are now on the brink:
I am proud of the way our team played and responded. Perhaps a light has gone on for the young kids on how hard it is to win a game in the playoffs - what you have to bring to each game in terms of intensity and desire.
We move on to Game 5 at home. It is win or go home time now. I think we are up to the challenge - time will tell.
For someone who really only started watching based on conversations with Ted, I'm surprised by what a great product it is. I am a huge sports fan, and the only thing I'm a season ticket holder of is the San Francisco Giants, which haven't put a good product on the field in about five years now (still love baseball though!). But last night's game was exciting, edge-of-your seat entertainment. A sad outcome for Capitals fans, but a completely joyous outcome for Flyers fans.
The blessing with sports is the curse of sports - even when two teams play their hearts out, one has to lose. I'm hoping the Caps can come back tomorrow and send the series back to Philly for game six.