But there are only 2 possible reasons the Sabres v Leafs game was on CI tonight:
1) D* never got the word of NHLN's decision to take the Leafs over the Caps.
2) They got the word and blew it.
I'm guessing number 1. Not to defend D*, but this situation ( NHLN changing games ) happened several times this year, and CI never showed an NHLN game... until tonight.
Except that the guide, yes DirecTv's guide listed Sabres vs. Leafs on NHLN, so someone at DirecTv knew about this change.
So I opt for reason #2