Thursday night's game between the Bruins and Canadiens received a 6.6 Nielsen household rating on NESN, making it the highest-rated regular-season Bruins game in the station's history.
NESN has broadcast Bruins games for 27 years. The previous record was a 6.2 for last season's Bruins-Penguins on March 18.
Going against the NCAA basketball tournament, the B's game ranked first in the Boston market for men age 25-54, No. 2 for adults age 18-49 and No. 3 in households and adults age 25-54.