I've saved my best for the playoffs. Sean Bergenheim. Source: Canadian Press

Daily Pucking Grind. Sean Who? May 5th

Today’s musical selection on “New Releases Thursday” is a new song by Cold Cave called Villains of the Moon. Nothing not to like about this one!

Every year at playoff time we wonder who will be the year’s John Druce. Who is going to come from nowhere and display a scoring acumen that has either been dormant, or non existent.  Well this year it seems to be Sean Bergenheim.  Referred to last night on Twitter by someone, I forget who as Sean Bergen-Druce.   Bergenheim a pending UFA is going to create quite a stir come July 1 if Tampa doesn’t sign him.   Is he worthy of the Florida Panthers making an offer?

Links after the jump. Here’s the story behind Tampa’s ousting of the Caps.  TSN.ca.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Wednesday night.

Now what?  That’s what they are asking in Washington as the Capitals wonder how and why they’ve been swept by the Lightning.  NHL.com.

Canucks are “actors”?  Barry Trotz thinks so.  I couldn’t agree more.  TSN.ca. I love this particular quote:

“When Smithson got the penalty, he just moved the stick over Luongo’s mask and all of a sudden, after the stick goes to the other side of his head, he kicks back and (Smithson) gets a penalty,” said Trotz.

“To me, that’s gamesmanship and I understand that, but it’s also putting referees in a tough spot,” he continued. “We have the best referees and if you’re going to make them look bad, I don’t think it’s needed in the game.”

Bruce Boudreau was asked before last night’s game about his job security. Capitals Insider. Wonder what he thinks now.

Eric Duhatschek from the Globe and Mail thinks that Bruce should stay in Washington.  I’d have to agree.  But you all know there’s at least a 50% chance he doesn’t.

Ryan Suter, an unsung hero for the Nashville Predators. THN.

Nucks Misconduct thinks the Sedin sisters twins brothers performance has been “bad”.

Boston has a 3-0 lead on the Flyers.  Will it be Deja Vu?  Pro Hockey Talk.

The Red Wings are facing elimination.  Again.  Hockey Independent.

Dany Heatley is Kronwalled.

Finally, our MMA site Doc Octagon had a little fun with Star Wars Wednesday yesterday.

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