Thrashers-Lightning preview

Next for Thrashers

Who: vs. Lightning

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers have lost two straight games. The Lightning have earned points in their past seven games, going 5-0-2.

* The Lightning have won eight straight against the Thrashers, including all three meetings this season.

* The Thrashers (43 points) are third in the Southeast Division, trailing the Lightning and Capitals (both with 45 points). The Lightning have two games in hand on the Thrashers and Capitals. The Lightning are second in the Eastern Conference, the Thrashers are sixth.

* Dustin Byfuglien has a two-game goal streak for the Thrashers. He has seven points (three goals, four assists) in the past seven games. The Thrashers have played 37 games this season and Byfuglien has been held without a point in just 12.

* Steven Stamkos has seven points (five goals, two assists) and is a plus-2 in three games against the Thrashers this season. He has 21 points in 15 career games, his most against any NHL opponent.

* Nik Antropov and Zach Bogosian missed the Thrashers last game against the Bruins with nagging injuries. Both are day-to-day. The Lightning will be without goaltender Mike Smith, who is out 2-3 weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Chris Vivlamore

19 comments Add your comment

Jimbo

December 25th, 2010
12:04 pm

Merry Christmas, Chris. Bout time we stuck it to the Bolts.

lordstan57

December 25th, 2010
12:29 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!

And to us…. a good Sun nite!!!!

GO THRASHERS!!!!!!

Gwinnett Fred

December 25th, 2010
12:32 pm

CV – family Christmas present was taking the whole gang (of 6) to the game Sunday night.

With Mother Nature seemingly interested in making that a risky trip, any word from the Thrashers if they will honor any unused tickets to the Tampa game for a future game should the expected snowfall happen (obviously not talking about if the game is cancelled, I’m sure that won’t be the case) and folks just don’t want to risk a drive in on icy roads??

Thanks for any info on this you can get and Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all in the Blueland Nation!

kracker

December 25th, 2010
12:32 pm

Merry Christmas, Chris and everyone.
The Lightning have won eight straight against the Thrashers, including all three meetings this season.
We surely need to change that!

Curly

December 25th, 2010
1:31 pm

Merry Christmas Chris and to All!
Thanks for the Christmas Post.
Thrashers need to step up big time on Sunday after that beat down in Boston.

JLH

December 25th, 2010
1:32 pm

Thanks Chris……. I hope you are posting this in your PJs in front of your Xmas Tree …………

Mr. Heat Miser

December 25th, 2010
2:17 pm

Hit the Midget!

Puck Like A Porn Star

December 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

No more overtime against Eastern Conference teams, and surely not against division rivals!

Beat these sons of bitches into submission, so I can finally see playoff hockey again!

UNLEASH THE FURY!! (just like 2007…)

Matt

December 25th, 2010
6:07 pm

Ohhhhh….man, we need this one after the last two disappointing games.

Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for the New Year.

Yep

December 26th, 2010
1:27 am

Time to start a new winning streak. Can’t wait for game!

Andy B

December 26th, 2010
8:17 am

Hope to see Freddy Meyer on the ice tonight and of course against the Bruins on Tues.

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eddie shore

December 26th, 2010
12:04 pm

Freddy is a killer!

Nathan Thompson

December 26th, 2010
12:05 pm

Please don’t beat me up Mr. Boulton, I was only kidding. BFF’s ? Please?

g time

December 26th, 2010
1:25 pm

will be drinking a few beers to prep for the game

Milan Lucic

December 26th, 2010
1:54 pm

I’m glad it was just that wuss Stewart “holding” me when I popped that Meyer guy, while my teammate and the official held him down. Oh well – no suspension – no foul. See you suckers Thursday night.

Eric Boulton

December 26th, 2010
3:16 pm

After I mop the floor with Thompson, I will be waiting on you hunchback of Boston. Looking forward to Thursday.

Brendan

December 26th, 2010
10:33 pm

Hey, at least we salvaged a point versus the Bolts.