While 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.