Past 3 games drew lowest average TV rating

NEW YORK -- Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Stanley Cup finals
between Calgary and Tampa Bay have the lowest average since
broadcast networks began carrying the NHL finals in 1998.

Calgary's 3-2 overtime win on Thursday drew a 2.5 rating, one of
the lowest since 1998. The Flames lead the best-of-seven series

The rating is the percentage of all homes with TVs, whether or
not they are in use. Share is the percentage of homes with TVs in

The ratings for the first two games on ESPN were anemic, with
Game 1 at 1.1 tying for the lowest-rated finals game on the cable
network since 1990. Game 2 was only slightly higher at 1.2