9:55 am January 21, 2011, by Chris Vivlamore
Next for Thrashers
Who: vs. Rangers
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
TV; radio: None; 680 AM, 93.7 FM
* The Thrashers, coming off Thursday’s shootout loss to the Lightning, have lost five of the past six games. The Rangers lost to the Hurricanes on Thursday and have two wins in their past six games.
* The Thrashers beat the Rangers 6-4 in New York Oct. 27, their only meeting this season.
* Leading scorer Dustin Byfuglien does not have a point in the past seven games.
* The Thrashers penalty kill has allowed 15 goals in 29 chances in the past eight games. The unit remains 29th in the NHL with a 75.6 success rate.
* Former Thrasher Todd White, who was traded to the Rangers in the offseason, was sent to AHL Connecticut on Dec. 29. In seven games with the Whale, he has three goals and two assists.
- Chris Vivlamore
AJC hockey beat writer Chris Vivlamore\'s perspective on the Atlanta Thrashers
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