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Wake N’ Blog For May 12th: Giving Out Shot Glasses As Prom Souvenirs Sounds Like A Perfectly Reasonable Thing To Do

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Washington Capitals forced a Game 7 in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning in overtime 5-4 when Dave Steckel deflected Brooks Laich’s shot past Marc-Andre Fleury. Ovechkin contributed three assists and it was Washington’s first win in overtime in their last eight tries. Patrick Kane notched his first career hat trick and it couldn’t have come at a better time, as Chicago rallied from one goal defecits twice and scored four goals in the third period, beating Vancouver 7-5 and advancing to the Western Conference Finals. [NHL.com Scoreboard]

NBA Playoffs. LeBron James scored 27 points as the Cavaliers completed their second consecutive sweep of the playoffs by beating the Hawks 84-74. Cleveland extended their NBA-record of double digit playoff victories to eight in a row. The Mavericks stayed alive in their series with the Nuggets, led by Dirk Nowitzki’s 44 points, as Dallas beat Denver 119-117. The Nuggets are still in control of the series, holding a 3-1 lead. [NBA.com Scoreboard]

MLB Scoreboard. Only four games on the schedule last night. Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 29 games but the Nationals still fell to the Giants 11-7; the Indians beat the White Sox 9-4; the bullpen blew it for Johan Santana as the Mets lost to the Braves 8-3; and Cincinatti pounded Arizona 13-5. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

Sure, the shot glasses caused quite a stir, but no one said a word about the condoms and morning-after pills emblazoned with the school logo. A Pennsylvania high sc hool gave out shot glasses to students in attendance as prom favors and the assistant principal now says it may have sent the wrong message. No shit, Sherlock. Beer bongs would have been much more appropriate. [MSNBC]