Remember just a short time ago when the Thrashers were top five in the NHL on both the power play and penalty kill?
Well, not anymore.
The Thrashers have slipped to 19th in the league on the penalty kill with a 79.7 success rate. They have allowed seven goals on 13 power-play chances during their current five-game losing streak (0-4-1). That might explain the recent woes. The Thrashers have allowed 22 goals over these five games. That means 32 percent of their goals allowed came on the opponent’s man advantage.
The power play is slowly working its way down the statistical leaders. The Thrashers now are tied for sixth in the NHL (with the Rangers and Blue Jackets) with a 21.6 percent success rate. They are 0-for-7 over the past three games and 2-for-15 during the five-game slide.
Special teams, which was just a strength early in the season, have become problematic.
What are your thoughts on the recent slide? With road games remaining with the Bruins, Sabres, Islanders and Penguins remaining during this tough month-long stretch, the Thrashers will be hard press to come home with a record over .500. The Thrashers are 4-8-1 so far on the stretch of games where they will play 13 of 17 on the road.
Go ahead, vent.