The Dump and Chase – 04/05/2011

Lightning knock off Capitals with sweep

There remains a splinter group that insists that the Tampa Bay Lightning are overachieving, and maybe there’s something to that theory. Regardless, the Washington Capitals failed to put anything together in the second round and the Lightning will move on.

Tampa will have a chance to rest while they await the winner of Philadelphia/Boston, while Washington will prepare to face an onslaught of questions as to how they’ve become a playoff disappointment once again. Cue the stream of “it wasn’t supposed to end this way” recaps on the Capitals season.

Setoguchi, Sharks push Red Wings to the brink of elimination

Laviolette on timeout chat with Boucher

Via Philadelphia Sports Daily:

“Our team let him down on those two and we needed to be better in front of him and I just needed to make sure that he stayed clear and kept his focus,” Laviolette said of his timeout chat with Boucher. “But, again, I think just the start — I wasn’t talking to Boosh because I need to talk to Boosh. I just wanted to make sure his head was on straight and our team needed to play much better in front of him.”

Minor league baseball fans reap the benefits (Powerade form) of Bruins dismal power play

The fun ended last night with Zdeno Chara finally notching a power play marker for the Bruins, but this was a cool promotion nonetheless. Via Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy:

The Nashua Silver Knights are a summer league team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and announced that as long as the Bruins continue to fail to score with the extra man (currently 0 for 28), fans will receive free Powerade with each ticket purchased.

The Green Men have copycats

The Kurtenbloggers are calling for the real Green Men, Force and Sully, to stand up and reclaim their name… sort of.

Comparing Larsson and Hedman’s SEL careers

The New Jersey Devils blog In Lou We Trust takes a look at the Swedish Elite League statistics for former second overall pick Victor Hedman and potential 2011 first overall pick Adam Larsson.

Kronwall levels Heatley

This is quite the collision to watch, although it appears as though Kronwall left his feet. Still, Heatley is a big man and he was made to look like a house leaguer on this hit:

Nashville camera guy gets bowled over

Stick tap KuklasKorner

Comments (1)

  1. I love that the so called “Hockey experts” didn’t give Tampa a chance to win this, and yet not do they prove them wrong, but they do it in four not seven. No question about it. The Lightning were the team no one was talking about. They have a solid chance of getting into the final. Congrats. Go Canucks!

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