OK, I admit it. I was thinking about switching the channel to some college basketball. I didn’t, though, and wow, what a finish. Marty Reasoner following up Colin Stuart’s shot for yet another shorthanded goal. Todd White reaching in behind Lalime to knock the puck across the line with three seconds left to force overtime. Brett Sterling winning the shootout.
That’s five consecutive victories for the Thrashers, this one entirely without Ilya Kovalchuk and for a large part of the game without Jim Slater.