From the Star:
According to Nielsen overnight ratings, the game scored a 2.6 rating, meaning it was viewed in almost 3 million households.
That's the highest rating in the U.S. since Fox scored a 3.0 rating in 1996. It's also more than double the average regular-season rating on NBC last season.
The game was a success all around. And maybe that's the key to hockey in the U.S.: make it a super-hyped spectacle and deliver a decent game.
I'm still waiting for the game to go up on iTunes, so I can watch it as most people saw it (and that will likely be the only time I ever buy an old NHL game off iTunes.)