CNBC mislabeled John Tortorella and Jon Cooper.

It’s always fun when we get a graphics fail, and CNBC’s coverage of Game 4 of the the Tampa Bay Lightning – Columbus Blue Jackets opening-round NHL playoff series provided an enjoyable one Tuesday. The Blue Jackets looked like they’d scored a third goal to go up 3-1, but Lightning head coach Jon Cooper challenged that the play was offside, and it was reversed after video review. But what was particularly interesting there was how during the review, when the broadcast went to shots of the two coaches but identified Cooper as Columbus head coach John Tortorella (and vice versa):

This is especially funny given the prominence of these two coaches. Tortorella is very well-known to hockey fans considering his various meltdowns over the years, plus his Stanley Cup win with the Lightning in 2003-04, while Cooper’s pretty prominent in his own right and has coached the Lightning since 2012-13, taking them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014-15 and to the conference final last year. And they don’t particularly look like each other. But hey, Cooper might want to be Tortorella at the moment, considering that his top-seeded Lightning are down three games to none against the last-seeded Blue Jackets.


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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.