When Saturday's Ottawa-Buffalo game, which eventually turned out to be the Sabres' curtain call, went into OT on Saturday, NBC cut away to horse racing!! And to top it all off, Daniel Alfredsson scored before a hoof hit the track. That's right NHL, you've been bumped for horse racing pre-game chatter. Yippee. Only those Americans who get Versus, live in Buffalo (where the NBC feed went uninterrupted) or have access to CBC were able to watch the whole game. In Maryland (where the race was being held) NBC decided to wipe out the entire game for pre-race coverage. Exhilerating. The next time Gary Bettman gushes over the wonders of having weekend afternoon available to the entire US of A, I'll have two words for him: clip, clop.