I don't understand why NBCSN isn't using their overflow channel every night for the double header games. This would prevent people from having to switch over the NHLN and then back again once the first game is over, also would help those who would want to record that specific game. They could set it up to record on the overflow channel and not have to worry about switching back and forth, especially if they're not home.
And so much for D* mirroring CNBC on 220-2.
Other than that, are you guys enjoying the games? I am, some great games so far.
If I remember correctly, the overflow channel (220-1) was provided on days that had four games scheduled at night, which meant it was possible for all games to be going on at once. With only three cable networks covering the NHL playoffs, an outlet needed to be provided for the fourth game should they all overlap. That never actually happened, though, so 220-1 was never actually needed.
It would absolutely be convenient for the second half of a doubleheader to have its own feed for DVR recording, but that's not how these channels are programmed. ESPN works exactly the same way, having people switch to ESPN2 or ESPNEWS or ESPNU or even ESPN3.com for overflow coverage of games. Do not expect a channel, who prefers live viewership, to make it convenient for the DVR user.
Personally, I worked around this by setting up recordings on NHL Network whenever the potential existed for overflow. On same days I needed it, but on other I was able to trash the recording without viewing it. I had enough tuners on my HR44-500 to record everything I wanted, including NHLN.