One of the highlights for the Thrashers in Friday’s 3-0 win over Montreal was not a goal.
Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay noted a play by Ben Eager in the post-game press conference and again on Saturday. Late in the third period, with the Thrashers leading by the three goals, Eager raced down the ice to touch up a puck and prevent an icing call.
“Our bench went crazy,” Ramsay said Saturday of the play. “I certainly did. All the players loved that. … That’s the commitment it takes to win. You can win an individual game but if you are going to win consistently, if you are going to try to be that team near the top, those little plays are everything. That shows what he’s willing to do for the team. The boys got a charge out of that.”