Thrashers-Penguins preview

Next for Thrashers

Who: vs. Penguins

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

TV; radio: None; 1240 AM

* The Thrashers conclude their season with the non-televised game against the Penguins. They are coming off Friday’s 6-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

* The Penguins are coming off Friday’s 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders. It was their third straight win and they still have a chance, pending the Flyers game Saturday, to win the Atlanta Division and second seed in the Eastern Conference.

* Andrew Ladd (one goal, two assists) and Blake Wheeler (two goals, two assists) have three-game point streaks for the Thrashers.

* The Thrashers will hand out their season-ending awards for the Players’ Player, MVP and the Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy.

* Defenseman Tobias Enstrom (shoulder) and forward Radek Dvorak (concussion-like symptoms) are  out. Eric Boulton (knee) practiced Saturday but is questionable. Chris Mason will start in goal.

- Chris Vivlamore

8 comments Add your comment


April 9th, 2011
7:55 am

Not to worry. Every indication is that we will be able to suffer through another season with bad ownership, ‘I couldn’t care less’ team attitude and an arena at a terrible location. Remember, those 2011-2012 season tickets are now on sale! One last question, how can the Thrashers have an award this year for MVP? Unless the ‘V’ stands for vilified.

Big and Little

April 9th, 2011
9:53 am

I’m wondering what the turnout will be for this one. We are competing with the Masters final round. I’m not sure we thought this one through. I have a feeling it will feel like a Penguins home game tomorrow.

You Can Have Them

April 9th, 2011
10:19 am

7th Man Award must be a challenge this year: EXPOSED: Lying D-Wad, Lying Ownership. How can anyone sit there and accept the award from D-Wad without pimp slapping him?

You Can Have Them

April 9th, 2011
10:31 am

I suggest the fans stay home and watch the Masters. Much more compelling. Thrashers will just take another game off similar to the couple of months after the All Star Break. Just put it this way – the players would rather be watching the Masters too. In fact, they may even have it on in the locker room between periods.

oh well

April 9th, 2011
12:33 pm

Thank you Thrashers. You exposed to everyone the kind of uncaring bunch I have preached about throughout the season. A team completely devoid of pride or integrity. It was obvious all you players stopped caring weeks ago. Know something. So did I. I really wanted loss to Canes cause I want Rangers on playoff sidelines. Hoped defeat would be close. Sigh. No such luck. Quitting equates to blowouts. Playing out string mindset was present even during warmups. Since game was at Philips Arena I should not have been surprised. Anyone that knows anything about hockey or team sports now know what frauds you are except for perhaps Cornbread. Pathetic Pavs is Kari Lehtonen right down to phantom injuries which keep him off ice. Know something? Team does not miss him when he is on bench. No Thrasher deserves to be on NHL roster next season. Not one of them. Hope team is in Canada for 2011-2012 campaign. Would say welcome has worn out. That occurred long ago. Many years ago to be exact. One last thing. GO CANES! So very sad. :( :( :( :(


April 9th, 2011
1:32 pm

Any word on what the fan appreciation will be? I hope it is a new owner greetings us at the door ;)


April 9th, 2011
3:50 pm

I am planning on showing up at the arena and pick up some ticket from a scalper for less than half price. I usually try the craigslist or stubhub route, but shockingly, I do not see the great sales I have found int he past despite this being a potentially meaningless game where Pens stars are either nmissing due to injury or will be rested for the playoffs. (Unless pHilly loses today, then the game is important for Pens fans)

Alan R.

April 9th, 2011
5:07 pm

Stay home and “watch the Masters?” What are we watching Golf for? Background noise maybe. Certainly not for entertainment.

A horrible Hockey game will win out over Golf any day.

If you’re staying away (for whatever reason), catch the game on the radio.