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Capitals' Stanley Cup clincher sets NHL ratings record in Baltimore

The Washington Capitals’ championship-clinching win Thursday night was the Stanley Cup Final’s most watched Game 5 in 16 years — and the most watched NHL game in Baltimore ever.

The Capitals’ 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on NBC drew a 12.53 rating in the Baltimore market, meaning 12.5 percent of all households in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties tuned in.

Baltimore set a local ratings record for Game 1 (9.07), eclipsed it in Game 4 (12.39) and trailed only Washington and Las Vegas over the series’ final four games.

The market posted a 9.9 rating over the Stanley Cup Final's five games and a 1.9 rating over the entire playoffs, tied with Boston for seventh best nationally.

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