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The Snake-Bitten Scorer

Brendan Shanahan is currently leading the NHL in shots on goal, but has only scored once so far this season. Most would say he's been "snake-bitten."

One guy who might be reluctant to use that term, however, is South Carolina Stingrays forward Matt Reid. Reid, who led the Caps' ECHL affiliate in goals last year (he's not Caps property, in case you were wondering), is currently hospitalized after - you guessed it - getting bitten by a snake.

So get well soon, Matt, and hopefully I won't have a similar dispatch from Literalville regarding a sniper who's "on fire" to report any time soon.