Even though the Los Angeles Kings are in the NHL western conference finals, the team has apparently failed to win the full attention of the city’s news stations. After KNBC mistook the Sacramento Kings of the NBA for the LA Kings last week, Fox O&O KTTV is stuck doing damage control over a segment that Yahoo! Sports described as “the worst highlight package of [the] NHL playoffs.”
KTTV sports anchor Liz Habib tried to will her way through an update on the Kings’ Game 3 victory last week that seemed doomed from the beginning (video above).
In addition to referring to the puck as “the ball,” Habib flubbed the names of two key Kings players–Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty. And then, as observant internet commenters have pointed out, KTTV’s graphics department used the old NHL logo.
Habib has been graciously responding to viewers on Twitter following the bungled segment, emphasizing that she’s a lifelong hockey fan and pointing out that there were errors in her script.
@BRANDYNx8 ok I know- I’m sufficiently shamed – I know better!
— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) May 18, 2012
@Joe_BROmeara it was in my script & I absent mindedly read it- I know- lame
— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) May 19, 2012