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Air Under The Puck

via the Bradenton Herald,
We know the NHL season is almost six weeks old, but there's been so much going on in the world of sports, there's been no time to sit down and watch the new-and-improved National Hockey League. There were the baseball playoffs, culminating with the Chicago White Sox winning their first World Series since 1917. The college football season has had the office buzzing since day one. And we're all anxiously looking on, wondering if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can hang in the playoff race. But finally, on Tuesday night, an opportunity presented itself - the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Washington Capitals on the Outdoor Life Network. oy, did we pick the right game to watch. It went the distance, so we got to see our first NHL shootout - and it was not impressive. Players have complained about the ice being bad in the shootout, and it looked like Vinny Lecavalier and Vinny Prospal had trouble getting any air under the puck. The announcers went on and on about Caps rookie Alexander Ovechkin, but he did nothing for the first 58 minutes, 45 seconds. Then he scored the game-tying goal late in the third period and had the only goal in the shootout, handing the Bolts a disappointing 4-3 loss. We were entertained but won't pay much attention until the playoffs.

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