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Next for Thrashers

Who: at Penguins

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

TV; radio: SPSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers have lost three straight games (0-2-1), including Sunday’s overtime defeat to the Lightning. The Penguins, coming off Sunday’s loss to the Senators, are 15-3-0 in the past 18 games.

* The Thrashers power play has fallen to eighth in the NHL (21 percent) and is currently 2-for-29.

* Bryan Little has a four-game point streak (one goal, four assists) for the Thrashers.

* Sidney Crosby enters with a 24-game point streak. (24 goals, 22 assists). It includes the three-goal game he had against the Thrashers on Dec. 2.

* The Thrashers have lost both games against the Penguins this season, allowing a hat trick in each (Evgeni Malkin and Crosby).

Chris Vivlamore

10 comments Add your comment

kracker

December 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

Getting antsy for a win. We don’t need another Pen hat trick scored on us during a loss. Pens are at home, they lost on Sunday, we don’t have Nik and we will be introducing a new player, Cormier. Going to be tough to get a win but making the playoffs require getting the tough Ws.

Brendan

December 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

So, place your bets. Who gets a “hat trick” tonight? If Eric Boulton and Anthony Stewart can get them, anyone can.

kracker

December 28th, 2010
2:48 pm

I will assume it is Pavs in goal in the non-back-to-backs unless notified otherwise.

Brendan

December 28th, 2010
2:53 pm

I’m going with Chris Kunitz for a hat trick for Pittsburgh and Evander Kane, if it’s a Thrasher who scores a hattie. Well, Kane or Little.

Mooseberg

December 28th, 2010
3:03 pm

Thrasher win 3-2, Kane with a Hat-Trick and 3 assists since he is so adapt to passing to himself off the boards and not to his teammates

BlueSpark

December 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

Slater with the hat trick and Thrashers win 5-4. I mean it!

kracker

December 28th, 2010
6:42 pm

BlueSpark, Slater with the hat trick works for me!!

kracker

December 28th, 2010
7:55 pm

My bad if I called another Pen trick. Whatever, Sidney, I don’t care if we get the 2 points.

rob

December 28th, 2010
11:37 pm

Thrashers are doing OK, but they are so streaky, gosh! We REALLY need wins this next week.
6-3 is a poorly played game but we need to forget about the past couple and get back to good hockey.

GO THRASHERS.

Brendan

December 29th, 2010
12:05 am

I liked Eric Boulton’s play. Does that count for a ’silver lining?’ We got undressed by a better team. Remember, in the beginning of the year, when Fleury couldn’t stop a beach ball, and Penguins fans wondered if MA-Fleury still had the stuff to be a championship caliber goalie? The Penguins struggled mightily in the early portion of the season. Look at them now. I’d be surprised if they lost the Winter Classic against Washington, which is a team struggling to find their upper echelon form.