Thrashers-Capitals preview

Next for Thrashers

Who: vs. Capitals

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashes have lost three straight games and have just four wins in their past 16. The Capitals are 3-0-2 in their past five games.

* The Thrashers will be without Tobias Enstrom, Evander Kane, Jim Slater and Chris Mason due to injury. Andrew Ladd is questionable.

* The Thrashers are 3-1-1 against the Capitals this season.

* Dustin Byfuglien, the Thrashers leading scorer, does not have a point in the past nine games. Rookie Alexander Burmistrov does not have a point in the past 10 games.

- Chris Vivlamore

7 comments Add your comment

Matt from MN

January 25th, 2011
2:24 pm

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED, unfortunately.

DawgDad

January 25th, 2011
2:48 pm

We’ve seen what this team can do when healthy with all the major pieces in place. Alas . . .

Without Enstrom just how effective can Byfuglien be?

I wonder, too, if the owner’s lawsuit/sale of team flap and the team’s failure to pick up any veteran help recently has hurt the morale? Back in November/December these guys were probably thinking they had something special brewing and now they know this team is headed up the tracks. Byfuglien and Ladd are likely thinking more about WHERE to play next year than WHAT to play for.

Brendan

January 25th, 2011
6:12 pm

We do have something working in our favor.

(Really, what?)

Teams are going to take us lightly, overlooking us. We must “capitalize” on their attitude.

Curly

January 25th, 2011
9:09 pm

Let’s hope The Thrashers can catch the Caps with one eye on the break and take this one.

East Point Bob

January 26th, 2011
9:02 am

Thrashers

January 26th, 2011
1:17 pm

We feel like those kids at Camp Crystal Lake.

Gwinnett Fred

January 26th, 2011
2:03 pm

Have lost a lot of faith in Big Buff lately. No points in 9 or 10 straight games and has given up the puck in the defensive zone time after time after time.

He is a great OFFENSIVE blue liner. He is a bad DEFENSIVE blue liner. So with his lack of scoring and especially now with Toby not there to save is bacon – he is nothing like the benefit to the team he was the first couple months.

If they paired him with Bogo tonight, the Caps might score 8 to 10 times.

Anyway, the team may be in the toilet – but taking the Caps at -135 tonight seems like easy money to me.