Following Wednesday’s game against the Capitals, the Thrashers are off for five days for the NHL All-Star break. When they return, just 30 games are all that remain. It’s then this team will find out what it is made of. Will there be a second trip to the playoffs? Or another finish leaving them on the outside of the postseason.
The Thrashers have lost three straight going into the game with the Capitals. They have just four wins (one in regulation) in the past 16.
Here are some thoughts about the second half of the season.
Coach Craig Ramsay: “Once the break is over, it’s the push down the stretch. Everybody has to realize what happened before that – good, bad or indifferent – it’s about pushing yourself down that final stretch. That’s when teams are made.”
Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec: “You want to win every game, but absolutely it’s important to get this win and feel better about ourselves, get some rest and be ready for the last stretch because it’s going to be really important. We have to stop this losing streak and get on a roll.