We're big fans of wacky minor league promotions, so that's why we were happy to hear that New England-area baseball fans can take advantage of the current woes of the Boston Bruins' power play.
The Nashua Silver Knights are a summer league team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League and announced that as long as the Bruins continue to fail to score with the extra man (currently 0 for 28), fans will receive free Powerade with each ticket purchased.
"This is one promotion we want to end as quickly as possible and think the fans will agree with us on that," said Silver Knights President Tim Bawmann. "We believe in the Bruins, so to us this is not that big of a risk. We believe we will not be giving away Powerade through mid-June."
No matter how long the Bruins continue to go goalless on the power play, the promotion will end as soon as Boston's season does.
Of course, seeing as how Powerade is a Coca-Cola product, don't expect the NHL to support this promotion. Just ask Zdeno Chara.
Back to on-ice matters, Adam McQuaid will be replaced in the Bruins lineup Wednesday night by Shane Hnidy after his spill into the end boards on Monday night. For the Flyers, Chris Pronger's availability is a mystery as is any injury information coming out of the Flyers, but Jeff Carter did skate Wednesday morning, leading some to believe he could return at some point during the series, possibly even Wednesday night. Carter hasn't played since Game 4 against the Buffalo Sabres.
Stick-tap to Jimmy Murphy of ESPN Boston