Over the course of this season we've seen our fair share of mistakes made during the broadcast of games, but this one is sure to make any hockey purist cringe.
During NBC New York's broadcast of the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals Game 7 matchup, a graphic appeared describing the possible outcome of the series should the Isles' manage a win. Apparently no one noticed that this was the final game of the opening round for either team, as they say that if the Islanders beat the Capitals in Game 7 then the will have forced, you guessed it, a Game 8.
Most hockey fans are well aware that a playoff series only goes to a maximum of 7 games, but apparently somebody did not get the memo. What makes it worse is that the Islanders eventually fell to the Caps by a score of 2-1, marking the team's final game at the historic Nassau Coliseum. It was almost as if they meant to taunt us with the idea of one last faceoff at the Islanders now former home arena.
How do you let something like this happen?