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WNBC Shows Errant Islanders ‘Game 8’ Graphic

isles wnbcWhile the New York Islanders extend their first-round series to the limit with a victory Saturday, WNBC had other ideas in mind.

You don’t have to be a sports fan or hockey aficionado to know that the playoffs are a best of seven series.

However, as weekend morning co-anchor Gus Rosendale read the story Sunday with video from the Nassau Coliseum, a graphic at the bottom of the screen showed a glaringly, awkward mistake.

It read, “Islanders Force A Game 7; Nassau Coliseum Could Stay Open For Game 8.”

The Islanders begin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.

Rosendale didn’t make mention of the Game 8 possibility or allude to the graphic below. However, he said, “If the Islanders win tomorrow’s game in Washington, they will return to Long Island in their quest for the Stanley Cup.”

Of course, that would be in the second round against a new opponent and a resetting to Game 1, except the WNBC graphics person missed those minor details.

Ironically, Rosendale had an innocent flub to the start his Isles story and joked, “This isn’t live, is it? They fix all this stuff in editing? This doesn’t actually go out?”

Too bad Channel 4 couldn’t fix that, as no one from the control room or talent caught the embarrassing gaff that sat on the screen for at least 45 seconds.

Game 6 of Islanders/Penguins Coming to WFAN Tomorrow Night

WFANNewLogoFinalBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

The New York Islanders are about to get a giant boost in listeners. Tomorrow night’s Game 6 of the NHL first round playoff series with the Penguins will be heard on WFAN 660 and 101.9 FM.

The Isles need a victory at the Nassau Coliseum to force a decisive seventh game Sunday night.

Veteran Islanders announcer Chris King and color analyst Kevin Dexter call the action.

The game will not only be simulcast on WFAN AM and FM, but it will also be heard on the Isles regular radio home on Long Island.

“The New York Islanders are an incredible story this year,” Mark Chernoff, WFAN and CBS Radio New York Vice President of Programming, said.  “Led by their Hart Trophy finalist John Tavares, this team has all of New York excited about the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  We’re excited to team with the Islanders and Hofstra University, 88.7 WRHU, to broadcast such a crucial game.”

The Islanders were founded in 1972, and won four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s.

“We’re pleased to work with WFAN Sports Radio and our broadcast partner at Hofstra University, WRHU, to broadcast this pivotal Stanley Cup Playoffs game to our fans throughout the tri-state area,” New York Islanders Senior Vice President, Michael Picker said.

WFAN’s regular NHL occupant, the New Jersey Devils failed to make the playoffs. The New York Rangers, broadcast on ESPN 98.7 FM, are tied at 2 with the Capitals.

Playoff-Bound NHL Teams Coming Off Improved Season on MSG Network

MSG-Network1By JERRY BARMASH

It’s onto the NHL’s post-season. But not before we explore the regular season ratings on MSG.

It was a lockout-shortened season and rabid fans were anxious for the puck to finally be dropped.

Rangers, who begin the march to Lord Stanley cup tomorrow night against Washington, saw a 67 percent increase in the household numbers from last season. Delving deeper, the 2013 average household rating was the second-highest regular season Rangers’ audience tally on MSG.

The Islanders, who open their playoffs tonight against the Penguins, had huge numbers on MSG Plus.

The telecasts household rating was up a staggering 133 percent compared to the 2011-12 regular season average, making 2013 the highest-rated Islanders season ever on MSG Plus.

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