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NBC Sets Broadcast Rules And NHL Cowers

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

April is a beautiful month in Pittsburgh.

The bright orange construction cones begin sprouting on local roadways, the sun shines brightly off empty seats in PNC Park, and droves of fans gather outside Mellon Arena to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins.

That's right—outside.

For the second consecutive postseason, the Penguins set up a 12-foot by 16-foot big-screen television outside Gate 3 of Mellon Arena. Last year, thousands of ticket-less fans flocked to the screen, with a healthy contingent showing up for Games 1 and 2 this season.

The result? A playoff atmosphere, but without the playoff price tag.

According to team president David Moorehouse, it's not just Stanley Cup fever ...

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