Sports Business

Sports Business

In the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs alone, we've seen everything from a series sweep, to hat tricks, to backup goaltenders getting their chance to shine.

All of that has resulted in more revenue for the league — although not as much as we've seen in some previous years. Now as the postseason continues, the money will continue to roll in through merchandise, television deals and much, much more.

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Sports Business Insider Rick Horrow discusses the latest on economics regarding the NHL, especially during playoff time.

"The NHL continues to rely on rivalries as it gets out of the first round and into the second round," Horrow said. "NBC's ratings for television are down about six or seven percent, but still this year was the third-highest of NHL viewership since NBC took over nearly 10 years ago."

See what else was said in the video above.