Eve - An - Jel - E. Juuuuust a bit outside. I know pronouncing Russian names isn't exactly a walk in the park, but it's probably safe to assume that the six letter first name doesn't have four syllables. I'm not exactly a sports anchor, but that's a little pro-tip from those of us that watch hockey. If there is anything that they definitely do differently outside of the states it's discriminate against vowels so I am not sure why he felt the need to jam five of them into his pronunciation. I'm sure this guy out in the City of Angels is much more comfortable meandering his way around some basketball highlights, but it probably couldn't hurt to learn the names of the top 3-4 players partaking in the Stanley Cup Finals before you get on air and try to narrate the most important moments. Either that or just stick to the last names that you apparently do know. Keep it simple stupid. No need to make the all-too-cumbersome job of reading off a teleprompter any harder on yourself Ron Burgundy.
I do, however, appreciate the emphasis on the part of the name that he does know. Add a little oomph to 'Malkin' and it almost makes everyone forget that he bungled 'Evgeni' worse than Billy Madison trying to make a 'Z' in cursive. Don't worry Curt, you'll get them next time. I'm sure the fine folks of Southern California hardly even noticed. Just make sure you don't accidentally tell them to go fuck themselves...