Take that, puck haters. NHL hockey roared back Saturday as CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada enjoyed a record return. An overnight, estimated 3,317,000 viewers watched the Leafs defeat the Canadiens in the prime time 7 p.m. game, with 1,473,000 watching the afternoon tilt between the Winnipeg Jets and the victorious Ottawa Senators. Later, another 1,471,000

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wonders if no Leafs means ratings will take a hit during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Absolutely–Leafs are the biggest draw in Canadian team sports–but many fans now cheering for Pittsburgh or Philly may have already forgotten what it was like to have the Leafs in this mix. The Beek &