Next for Thrashers
Who: vs. Capitals
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
TV; radio: SPSO; 680
* Surprise, the Thrashers play the Capitals again. It’s the fourth of six meetings of the divisional opponents already this season. The Thrashers are 1-1-1 in the three meeting.
* It will be the Thrashers 20th game, meaning 20 percent of their schedule has been against the Capitals. The teams meet again in two weeks.
* The slumping Thrashers have lost three straight and are 1-5-1 in their past seven games.
* The Capitals have the best record in the NHL at 14-4-1. They have won two straight and eight of nine games.
* The Thrashers have led after the first period five times this season, including Wednesday against the Panthers, but are 1-2-2 in those games.
- Chris Vivlamore