Last Thursday the Thrashers outshot the Washington Capitals 41-32 and lost.
Last Saturday they outshot San Jose 27-24…and they lost.
Failing to win by the more traditional route of holding the opponents to low shot counts and taking more than they give up…the Thrashers returned to their tried and true method of being grossly outshout to procure a victory.
And it worked, by golly!
They depart Canada’s capital with a much needed 3-1 victory regardless of the fact that the Senators got away 51 shots on Ondrej Pavelec. 25 came in the third period alone…which was four more than the 21 shot Atlanta was able to get off on Ottawa’s Pascal Leclaire for the entire game.
Obviously, the story on this winning Halloween afternoon was Pavelec who all but single handedly stole the two points for his teammates. His positioning was outstanding…his rebound control was excellent…and