New York Rangers fans, starving for a Stanley Cup title since Mark Messier and Mike Richter led the team to victory 20 years ago, will drive Stanley Cup television ratings and ticket prices to record levels, industry executives said.
The worst showing by Canadian hockey teams in 41 years isn’t just a downer for fans. It means lost revenue for BCE Inc. and other media companies that are spending at least C$6.5 billion ($5.9 billion) on teams and broadcast rights to profit from the country’s national obsession.
Maxim Lapierre scored early in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 win against the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Final and a 3-2 advantage in games in the best-of-seven series.
Maxim Lapierre scored early in the third period and Roberto Luongo recorded his second shutout of the series as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 to take a three-games-to-two lead in the Stanley Cup Final.