Thursday, April 12, 2007

Versus Investigating Reports 4th OT Went Off Air

April 12, 2007
ESPN/Associated Press

Infomercial reportedly aired in some markets

STAMFORD, Conn. — Some television viewers who stayed up late to watch Dallas' first-round playoff game against Vancouver might have missed Henrik Sedin's fourth-overtime goal.

The game was televised on Versus, and the network said Thursday it received reports the game was switched to an infomercial during the last overtime.

"We are obviously very disappointed to hear that some fans in a few select markets have reported that they did not see the end of this great game," network spokeswoman Katie Bradshaw said.

Henrik Sedin scored 18:06 into the fourth overtime — at about 3:30 a.m. ET Thursday — to give the Canucks a 5-4 Game 1 win over the Stars in the sixth-longest playoff game in NHL history.

"The game did run in its entirety on the Versus network feed," Bradshaw said. "But based on the information we have received, we are currently working with our affiliates in the affected markets to find out what caused the problem and to make sure that this doesn't happen again during the playoffs."


If that had happened to me, I would've completely lost it. Imagine staying up until 3 AM (in the east) for an overtime final only to suddenly switch to an infomercial before the game's over.

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