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.