Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights the Big Playoff TV Draw in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights the Big Playoff TV Draw in Canada

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Canadian eyes on Jets, Knights in playoffs

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TORONTO - The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights have intrigued Canadian hockey fans this post-season, if television ratings are any indication.

So it's not a stretch that the Western Conference final between those two teams will get more Canadian eyes on it than the Eastern Conference final involving the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Jets and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 heading into Wednesday's Game 3, while the Caps were up 2-1 on the Lightning.

Over a third of Canadians -- 13.7 million -- tuned in to see the Jets down the Nashville Predators in seven games in the second round of playoffs, according to numbers provided by Sportsnet.

The Golden Knights eliminating the San Jose Sharks in six games drew 11. …

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