Thrashers-Sabres preview

Next for Thrashers

Who: at Sabres

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers have lost three straight and have just six wins in the past 25 games. The Sabres have lost three straight after a stretch of 11 games where they went 8-2-1.

* The teams are tied with 60 points, four points behind the Hurricanes for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

* The Thrashers penalty kill unit is last in the NHL, tied with the Oilers, with a 76.0 percent success rate.

* After going 13 games without a goal, Dustin Byfuglien has two goals and two assists in the past five games.

* Alexander Burmistrov, Patrice Cormier, Freddy Meyer, Fredrik Modin and Jim Slater are out for the Thrashers.

- Chris Vivlamore

15 comments Add your comment

thrash head

February 22nd, 2011
4:51 pm

thrash head

February 22nd, 2011
4:52 pm

The fat lady not’s singing yet. But she’s warming up!

Joe McGrath

February 22nd, 2011
4:53 pm

Stop the bleeding. Sign Nik Hagman NOW! Call up Jared Ross NOW!

ATLFAN1

February 22nd, 2011
4:54 pm

I will have a major update right around dinner time on a big trade rumor I am tracking this afternoon between one Canadian team out West, and a team in the Southeast Division.. (I could tell you who is involved but I would have to kill you:) In all seriousness I will have an update for you on this one…just was told to keep it hush until this evening..

Smoothie

February 22nd, 2011
4:57 pm

BOGOSIAN + 1ST RD PICK TO EDM FOR HEMSKY + VANDEMEER + 2ND RD PICK??

Shhh

February 22nd, 2011
5:51 pm

I am getting a secret trade information as I type… There is a huge trade rumor which only ATLFAN1 and I are exposed to. Details to follow soon… I can’t tell you the name of the player involved but there is an “8″ in his number…

Hockey Biltong

February 22nd, 2011
5:58 pm

It aint gonna happen m8!

ashtray

February 22nd, 2011
6:10 pm

I heard his number was a MULTIPLE OF 8 when divided by 6.

By the way, I heard that the Burger King himself was buying out ASG.

Shhh

February 22nd, 2011
6:13 pm

Ashtray… You are a big mouth…

ashtray

February 22nd, 2011
6:21 pm

lol. I know JK’s sources! He wears big red shoes.

lordstan57

February 22nd, 2011
7:18 pm

For a whole lot of reasons THIS SHOULD be an entertaining game.
A good simmering rivalry, their peeps always show up in force here in the ATL, and close competitive contests.
I hope our boys have not gotten too caught up in the off-ice BS, they’re human EH… they know what’s being said, and can concentrate on HOCKEY!

As an aside…….
MUCHO CONGRATS TO BUFFALO ON THEIR NEW, COMMITTED OWNERSHIP!!!!
Sounds like they’ve finally ENTERED the light at the end of the tunnel!!!
NOBODY DESERVES IT MORE!!!!
Want to see them KICK LAFFS ASS W/ REGULARITY!!!!!!

I pray for the same result here…. this town would explode w/ committed, savvy, Owner(s).
See you all Fri.

GO THRASHERS!!!!!!!!

Brendan

February 22nd, 2011
7:35 pm

Sabres-Thrashers games are always good.

js

February 22nd, 2011
10:03 pm

ATLFAN1 – Where’s the update?

Shhh

February 22nd, 2011
10:24 pm

Bad news folks… Enemies of our team had poisoned our beloved ALTFAN1 during tonight’s dinner…
It’s not always good to know too much… I guess we’ll never know who was involved in this trade he was about to share with us… What a shame.

SCHUBERT

February 23rd, 2011
11:28 am

I can play forwardand blueline. Sign me please. I work cheap.