ESPN Messes Up the KHL Debut

Posted on October 3, 2012 by

According to Puck Daddy over at Yahoo Sports, ESPN messed up on broadcasting the Dynamo Moscow vs. Ak Bars hockey game today. It was scheduled for this morning but no links appeared over at the ESPN website. People (including me) were trying to get a feed to watch a little hockey or even to see if it was real and we would be able to watch later this evening. Nothing.

We shouldn’t be surprised, ESPN has been notorious for minimal hockey coverage over the past years.

According to Shawn McBride, the KHL’s North American media contact: “I just heard that there was a miscommunication and they used today’s game to test the transmission; broadcasts will start this weekend.”

So there you go. We did think it might take a few tries to get it right so I accept this as just a bump in the road to the end of watching a game on my TV. The schedule for this weekend remains the same:

Date Matchup
Wednesday, Oct. 3 Dynamo Moscow vs. Ak Bars
Saturday, Oct. 6 Lev vs. SKA
Sunday, Oct. 7 Slovan vs. Dynamo Moscow
Monday, Oct. 8 CSKA vs. SKA
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Lev vs. Dnyamo Moscow

*All games can be seen on

So there is the update and hopefully we will have a game on this Saturday to quench even a small amount of our thirst for hockey.


*Here is a link to the map in a larger scale. This map seems to be up to date but I can’t read it for sure since I don’t speak Russian.

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