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Hockey Things: What Caught Our Eye (May 30 Edition)

This past week the hockey world gave us the Lightning's go-to karaoke songs, Igor Shesterkin putting up the assists, and Jay Woodcroft's stance became a new meme.
Jay Woodcroft

The Stanley Cup Playoffs this past week once again provided us with plenty of content to get into as the calendar gets ready to flip over into June: 

Karaoke time!

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to become the first NHL team to win three Stanley Cups in a row since the 1980s New York Islanders. But with such a long break after sweeping the Florida Panthers, they've managed to keep loose. 

In a recent social media post, players and staff members were asked what their go-to karaoke songs are and the answers were pretty diverse.

I think many of us would love to hear Steven Stamkos belt out some MC Hammer or Patrick Maroon get into a little Hootie and The Blowfish. 

Igor Shesterkin: Collecting All Of The Points

Igor Shesterkin has had a great series against the Carolina Hurricanes, and his Game 6 victory helped showcase the other value in his game: his ability to set up goals. 

On Saturday, Shesterkin became just the fifth goalie in NHL post-season history to record two assists in a game and the first since 2017 to pull it off.

Just how good of a performance it was? Take a look:

Jay Woodcroft has become a meme

If you were not enthralled by the first Battle of Alberta in 31 years, you might need to get your pulse checked. 

The series saw the Oilers knock off the Flames in five games... and a fantastic meme. Following Game 5, the image of Jay Woodcroft opening the Oilers bench and waiting to shake the hands of the Flames coaching staff took over Twitter. 

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