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Who: at Capitals

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers play the Capitals for the fifth time this season, their last trip to Washington. Atlanta holds a 2-1-1 mark in the previous games.

* The Thrashers had their franchise tying six-game win streak snapped Thursday. The Capitals had a four-game win streak snapped Thursday.

* Dustin Byfuglien, who had his six-game point streak end Thursday, leads the Thrashers with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists).

* The Thrashers are ranked No. 3 in the NHL on the power play, connecting on 24.3 percent of man-advantages (25-for-103). The Capitals are No. 2 at 24.7 percent (23-for-93).

* Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin has not scored a goal in nine games, tying a career-high goal drought.

Chris Vivlamore

9 comments Add your comment

SCHUBERT

December 3rd, 2010
4:19 pm

First without even trying.

Brendan

December 3rd, 2010
5:26 pm

We need Evander Kane to be healthy enough to play, on Saturday. C’mon, trainers! Work your magic!!

I’m guessing Pavelec will, once again, get the start?

stendek

December 3rd, 2010
8:15 pm

Crapitals are ripe to go down again. Hope Thrashers can finish drill. Not good to follow up long winning streak with streak heading in other direction. Not good at all. Go blue guys. :) :) :) :) STENDEK

eng teets

December 4th, 2010
6:44 am

Caps are ripe to get revenge and destroy us. We must play 60 mins.

Jimbo

December 4th, 2010
7:33 am

No question that we need Kane’s scoring, hustle, grit, especially paired with Little but Meyer was OK on Thurs. nite. He actually looked like a wing and not a guy out of place. Got to keep Backstrom from sliding down the middle to set things up. He’s the linch pin for their offense.

Puck Like A Porn Star

December 4th, 2010
9:49 am

As another poster said after the last game, if the Thrashers can win this game after a close loss against a perennial Cup contender, then the Thrashers have REALLY grown.

We need someone to hit Ovechvin, like Ovechkin hit Jagr in the Olympics.

PAPA A.O

December 4th, 2010
2:16 pm

I `am really hopping that nothing serious going on with Ovi , i see every game he struggling with his moves and in perfect position missing the puck with his stick , loosing balance and not being touched by opposing player !!!!!! Scary if this is the end of his carer in NHL ?? Hope I`am wrong .

PAPA A.O

December 4th, 2010
2:22 pm

CAPS GOING TO WIN THIS GAME ! OVECHKIN WILL HAVE 3 GOALS + 2 ASSISTS . GO CAPS !!!!!

Papa A-HOLE

December 4th, 2010
3:30 pm

Ovechkin scoring is a rare sight lately. Sad.