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Afinogenov does it again … and again … and again …

The Thrashers are off today before returning to practice Wednesday and hosting the Islanders on Thursday.

How remarkable has Max Afinogenov been this season?

- He has 11 goals, eight in the third period.

- He has four goals in the final minute of a game and five in the final minute and a half.

Here’s a look back at some of his heroics already this season:

*Scored with 5.5 seconds left Monday to give the Thrashers a 4-3 win over Florida.

*Had an assist on Rich Peverley’s game-winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Philadelphia.

*Scored the game-tying goal in the third period of Friday’s game against Carolina, in which the Thrashers went on to win 6-4.

*He assisted on Nik Antropov’s goal, the game-winner, in the 2-0 win over Detroit on Wednesday.

*Pulled the Thrashers to within a goal when he scored with 17 seconds left in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 21 .

*Scored with 42 seconds left to force overtime against Boston on Nov. 19, a game the Thrashers lost 4-3 in a …

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