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Posts Tagged ‘Stanley Cup’

VIDEO: Confused LA Anchor Calls Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick ‘Jonathan Swift’

Apparently lost in a pun, KTTV anchor Christine Devine referred to Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick as “Jonathan Swift” during a recent newscast, while setting up a Stanley Cup update (video above).

The Kings have a chance to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history tonight, meaning that there are a dwindling amount of opportunities left for LA stations to express their ignorance of hockey. [CBS Sports]

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WABC Confused About What Local Team Is In Stanley Cup Finals

The NHL playoffs have been wreaking havoc on graphics departments across the country.  Following hockey-related graphics flubs from WSVN in Miami and KNBC in Los Angeles, the country’s top station, WABC, screwed up the logo (and name) of the hometown New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

During the ABC O&O’s 6 p.m. newscast, the station ran a Stanley Cup graphic with the logo of the New York Islanders, instead of the Devils, with the text “Islanders vs. Kings.”  When WSVN and KNBC confused logos, at least the teams had the same mascots.  Luckily, WABC sports anchor Rob Powers got the team right as he narrated highlights.  [Via Deadspin]

Miami’s WSVN Confuses Florida NHL Team with Local University

“Incredible comeback on the road for your Florida Panthers,” WSVN anchor Belkys Nerey told viewers during the Miami Fox-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast on Tuesday, speaking about the team’s Stanley Cup playoff win.  “Even if you’re not a huge hockey fan, you’re going to love the way they pounced tonight.”

Well, it appears like someone in the WSVN graphics department isn’t a huge hockey fan since the station displayed the logo of the Florida International University Golden Panthers instead of the NHL’s Florida Panthers.

After Nerey threw to him for details on the game, WSVN sports director Steve Shapiro quickly clarified that they were indeed talking about the professional hockey team. [h/t Deadspin]