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NBC's Matt Lauer fumbles the puck: U.S.-Canada game Sunday is on MSNBC, not NBC

February 19, 2010 | 11:58 am

Sorry, hockey fans. Matt Lauer, host of NBC's "Today" show,  misspoke Friday morning when he said Sunday's preliminary-round hockey showdown between the U.S. and Canada will be shown on NBC.

A spokesman for NBC Universal confirmed that the game will be aired on MSNBC, as planned, and that Lauer was mistaken in saying the game would be broadcast on NBC.

It will be shown live starting at 4 p.m., the spokesman said. And yes, it will be live on the West Coast too.

(A disclosure: I've appeared twice on the NBC Universal show "Meet the Olympic Press," which airs daily during the Games at 9 a.m.)

-- Helene Elliott in Vancouver, Canada

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