The Thrashers are off today following Sunday’s win over Edmonton. Time to get some needed chores done around the house, but I wanted to post a new blog before I get started with my lengthy list.
Let’s pose a question before I return to practice on Tuesday morning. There we can check on the status of Pavel Kubina and Byran Little, who both missed yesterday’s game with injuries.
Johan Hedberg has gotten three of the last four starts in goal – missing only Friday’s game against Los Angeles. It was the second of the away-home back-to-back with the Islanders and Kings.
Do you think Moose is assuming the No. 1 goaltender job? Or is coach John Anderson riding the hot hand? Or is it all just part of a goalie rotation where both will play plenty?
Here are the early-season stats. Hedberg is ninth in the league in save percentage at .923. He has started five games (4-1) and relieved Ondrej Pavelec twice. Pavelec (6-5-1) is 17th with a .917 save percentage. He has started 12 games and relieved Hedberg once. Hedberg is 20th in the league in goals-against average at 2.63. Pavelec is 30th at 2.90.
Over his last three starts – all wins – Hedberg has stopped a total of 97-of-104 shots.
Let me know what you folks think.