Standings in the SE Division and Smith's injury

Even though Washington finally broke their losing streak this past weekend, with wins from both Atlanta and Tampa Bay last night, the Thrashers and Lightning now sit on top of the SE Division in the #1 and 2 spot respectively. Right now that translates to the Thrashers being in the 2nd place in the conference, the Lightning in 5th place and the Capitals in 6th. I can honestly say I didn't think I'd be writing that when we started the beginning of the season.

On the injury front via NHL.com, Mike Smith is out with a knee injury for approximately two weeks. The injury to his left knee occurred during the morning practice before yesterday's game against Carolina. As we saw last night, Cedrick Desjardins will be Ellis' back-up, now the question is, will he get a start while Smith is out? Does Ellis have to suck to give Boucher a reason to start Desjardins?

Your Lightning and NHL links after the jump...

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And if you haven't seen the video aired during Hockey Night in Canada this past Saturday, here is a video remixed by DJ Steve Porter (of the "Slap Chop" rap remix fame) on Don Cherry (via Puck Daddy):

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