NBC affiliate KXAN runs promo, misses Blackhawks’ winning OT goal (Video)

NBC KXANFans in Austin, Texas, watching Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on their local NBC affiliate buckled up for 70 awesome minutes of high-scoring hockey between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately, their local station, KXAN, ran a poorly-timed promo during the middle of sudden-death overtime, right as Brent Seabrook scored the winning goal for Chicago, preventing viewers from seeing the suspenseful payoff.

Adding insult to injury, after missing the winning goal in OT, KXAN ran a story about the popularity of hockey increasing in Austin. They later apologized to viewers for the mistake.

If those of you in Austin (or elsewhere) would like to see Seabrook’s winning goal, you can watch it below:

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11 goals in total. That was one heck of a game. Too bad some people didn’t get to see the ending live.

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  • joel

    The Peacock should let it’s affiliates know what any true hockey fan knows, is that in overtime there are no commercial breaks. Maybe next time the station can slip their promo in during the clean the ice stoppage approximately midway through each OT (comes in handy for a team that just iced the puck).

  • SherylSimpson

    Austinite here. the story is, someone forgot to deactivate some computer-automated promo break when the game went into OT. i can’t begin to tell you how incredibly frustrating that was, in the moment. and i’m not even a hockey fan…

  • Rick Evans

    Heidi lives in the DNA of NBC … affiliate.