Understandably, NBC and Versus had two different commercials made up to air after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final last week. If the Boston Bruins won, they'd air the commercial promoting the Bruins vs. the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final. If the Tampa Bay Lightning won, same deal.
The unused commercial should have been destroyed and it should have never seen the light of day, except maybe on state TV in some third-world country or something. Somebody at NBC didn't get the memo.
Of course, this will spawn a million "NBC doesn't know hockey! We're stuck with them for 10 years! No!" comments from people, and while it's a pretty egregious mistake, take a look at the flip side.
I was watching golf on NBC over the weekend and they took a timeout for a sports update. They led with a preview of the Stanley Cup Finals (and they got the teams right) and spent about three minutes on it before moving on to the NBA Finals... for six seconds. The anti-ESPN, you could say. NBC ain't so bad.
H/T: Sean Leahy