Earlier, I complained that the NHL doesn't let me watch games on TV. I doubt they changed their policy, so I suspect that DirecTV Center Ice is offering a free preview of some kind, probably to advertise their half season special. Either that, or they screwed up. I'll take it, regardless.
By the way, their half-season special - not so hot:
Special Half Season Offer
Catch all the remaining 2006-07 NHL action for only 4 payments of $29.75, a savings of $50 off the regular season price. Just add NHL® CENTER ICE® to your base package when you order DIRECTV service. Offer ends March 25, 2006.
Wow, only $119 for half the season's games, and the longer I wait, the fewer games I get? Sign me up. Here's a tip for the marketing geniuses at DirecTV and the NHL - if it costs $169 for the full season, the half-season rate should be $84.50.