Thrashers-Hurricanes preview

Next for Thrashers

Who: at Hurricanes

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM

* The Thrashers are coming off Saturday’s 4-3 overtime victory against the Panthers. The Hurricanes are coming off Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

* The Thrashers have not beaten the Hurricanes this season (0-1-3) with three losses in extra time. They have lost twice in overtime and once in a shootout

* Andrew Ladd has 10 points (nine goals, one assist) in the past 11 games. He has scored eight of the Thrashers’ last 19 goals.

* The Thrashers’ penalty kill, 28th in the NHL, is 20-for-22 over the past six games.

* Dustin Byfuglien, Patrice Cormier (upper body), Freddy Meyer (upper body) and Jim Slater (concussion) are out for the Thrashers.

- Chris Vivlamore

11 comments Add your comment


March 8th, 2011
11:09 am


March 8th, 2011
11:10 am

ooops, I mean we are in 11th….dammit

Zombie Steve

March 8th, 2011
11:28 am


March 8th, 2011
12:50 pm

Anything further available on Jim Slater? Seems like he has been out forever this year, and the team sorely misses his play.

Gwinnett Fred

March 8th, 2011
12:53 pm

We didn’t even stay in the hunt for this to be a showdown game.

I don’t think the ‘canes will make it either – Buffalo has passed them with a game in hand and is playing fantastic right now.

The Thrashers are stuck either clinging on to “the playoffs are still possible” and the more realistic (especially looking at their upcoming schedule) shot at at top 4 draft pick.

Blow this "team" up

March 8th, 2011
1:08 pm

Not much of a preview. Anyway, looking forward to seeing Kovy Friday night.


March 8th, 2011
5:52 pm

Yes, Kovy’s return should be inspiring!


March 8th, 2011
5:53 pm

Wouldn’t it be awesome to sellout Philips Arena on Friday? Kovy would be sitting there, “what duh? A packed house, after the team’s eliminated?”


March 8th, 2011
6:55 pm

Why is BUFF out tomorrow night???


March 9th, 2011
2:31 pm


See You Friday - TICKET DEALS

March 9th, 2011
3:08 pm

Let’s show the potential owners we support the NHL in Atlanta: