Live from Philips Arena: Thrashers vs. Lightning

We are settled in high above the ice about an hour before game time.

A couple of notes from last night’s game:

* Max Afinogenov extended his point streak to five games with his goal in the final seconds Saturday. He has nine points in the run – six goals and three assists.

*Rich Peverley had an assist to up his team leading total to 24 points – eight goals, 16 assists – in 19 games.

* The Thrashers hold a 28-19-10 edge in the all-time series against Tampa Bay. They are 18-6-5 at Philips Arena.

The gates are open and the crowd is starting to filter in.

Let’s get this blog posted. Perhaps I can answer some questions for the puck drops.

192 comments Add your comment

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:04 pm

White in the box.

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:04 pm

TB on the PP

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:05 pm

need a shorty

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:05 pm

Great clear by Thorburn

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:06 pm

Great save by Pavs. Malone pushing and shoving with Schubert and Kubina.

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:07 pm

Reasoner was just HUGE. Blocked a shot with stick – it broke – and then immediately stopped another by sliding in front of shot.

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:08 pm

That ice ice troll has been posting that stupid video for a week or two now…what a pill.

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:08 pm

why a rink repair??

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:09 pm

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:09 pm

Power play goal by Foster. Pav had lost stick.

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:10 pm

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:11 pm

Nit makes big save on Peverley.

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:12 pm

it aint over yet…Max got some magic left in the stick.

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:14 pm

Thrashers just offsides on a breakaway.

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:15 pm

Let’s hope somebody does, Dwayne…it’d be nice to end this weekend on an up note

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:15 pm

Thrashers get a power play.

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:16 pm

Make ‘em pay right here, boys!

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:16 pm

Tanguay goes for cross checking.

LAC

November 22nd, 2009
7:16 pm

Glad this is NOT on TV, another AWFUL home game, no wonder nobody wants to come, I don’t want to see this type lazy play… This fast start of this “new” team is fading into a distant memory, they better make changes and FAST, get RID of little & white for starters they are worthless and some oher guys better pick it up !

Some SOLID D’men would be nice, I’d rather win 2-1 than losing
under this system, look at NJ, may be a bit boring… But They WIN…
We do not !

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:17 pm

come on score!!!!

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:17 pm

Stamkos steals one from Kovy and fires into Pavs stomach.

Chris Vivlamore

November 22nd, 2009
7:18 pm

Power play over.

Enjoyed it folks. Five minutes left. I have to gather things and get downstairs for interviews after game.

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:21 pm

There you go, Kozzy! Time to rally, T-Birds!

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:21 pm

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:21 pm

kozzy from Antro 3-2

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:23 pm

under 3 min left

MB

November 22nd, 2009
7:23 pm

Suhhhhhh-weet!!!!!!!!!!!

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:24 pm

tied 3-3 Kane

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:31 pm

ot— salvaged a point, play one period, get a point

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:32 pm

ot to start now

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:33 pm

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:35 pm

Dwayne

November 22nd, 2009
7:35 pm

over..stamkos

A27

November 22nd, 2009
7:39 pm

DAMN IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom

November 22nd, 2009
8:22 pm

I want the Thrashers to learn that if they played a game in the first 5 minutes like they did in the last 5 minutes life would be much easier.

Pass the tums.

HNIC

November 22nd, 2009
8:44 pm

Great point scottbravesfan……………go thrashers..they showed lots of character

reunite on ice...nice

November 22nd, 2009
9:38 pm

LAC

November 22nd, 2009
9:49 pm

Another good move would be to trade Ron Hainsey, he is becoming a liability more than anything else…

R. Stroz

November 22nd, 2009
9:55 pm

Kovy’s -3 was indictative of his play, no hustle, no backchecking, and no fortitude. When the overtime goal went in the net, Kovy was coasting back on defense, his feet side by side, just watching.

That was probably the worst game I’ve seen Kovy play in a long time.

Brendan

November 22nd, 2009
10:05 pm

Here’s the boxscore from this afternoon’s affair. http://www.nhl.com/ice/boxscore.htm?id=2009020326. Troubling is Kovalchuk’s -3 for the game. Once again, Atlanta is held scoreless until the midway point of the game, or 3rd period. Why are the first 40 minutes so challenging for this club??

I guess there’s another way to look at that. We ARE a pretty impressive 3rd period team. We pour it on late. Salvaging a point here was pretty good. Otherwise, it’s a 4-point swing to a division rival, whom we’re chasing.

So, 40 shots against. Tapping my fingers on the countertop. It’s a bit of a broken record now. If this team makes the playoffs, and is still giving up 40 shots a game, don’t expect too many wins in the postseason. At what point … do we start to ‘tighten up?’

But hey, that’s 4-1-2 in the last seven, good enough for ten points out of a possible fourteen (10/14). Technically, it’s three-straight losses. But we’re 0-1-2 over that stretch.

Brendan

November 22nd, 2009
10:19 pm

On the Tampa Bay side, former Thrashers Kurtis Foster has a bit of a “Homecoming.” One goal and one assist. Foster was one of the stars of the game. Did y’all check out the minutes played by Marty St. Louis? 26:50. That’s ten seconds shy of 27-minutes … played by a forward. Look at Stamkos’ minutes!! These guys are logging minutes typically reserved for blueliners.

I do want to give credit to Enstrom for a goal and an assist. And, to be fair, Kozlov had a goal and a helper, too. I know. You’re all stunned that I offered something positive to say about Kozlov. Hey, I wish him well in his post-Atlanta career. I’m appreciative for what he’s done, for the Thrashers, through the years. I still think Kozlov can have a productive hockey career as his 40’s approach.

What can we say about the timeliness of a few of Kane’s goals this year? He’s proving that he belongs in the NHL. Good for him. My concerns about him weren’t “talent related,” but rather, that he had just turned 18 in August, playing in a league full of grown men.

Nate

November 22nd, 2009
11:03 pm

This s@#t is getting old… :(