Next for Thrashers
Who: at Devils
When: 5 p.m. Friday
TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM
* It will be the second of back-to-back games for the Thrashers, who hosted the Bruins Thursday.
* The Devils have lost six straight games, a streak that includes a 7-1 loss to the Thrashers at Philips Arena on Dec. 18. In that game, Eric Boulton had a hat trick for the Thrashers.
* Entering Thursday’s game, the Thrashers were tied for third in the NHL for most short-handed goals allowed (five). Only the Lightning (seven) and the Sabres (six) have allowed more.
* Former Thrasher Johan Hedberg is scheduled to start in goal for the Devils. He will face Chris Mason, who will make his fourth start in the past 22 games.
* Former Thrasher Ilya Kovalchuk is second on the Devils with 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists). He is a minus-26.