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Thrashers look to make it seven the hard way in Pittsburgh

When the Thrashers knocked off the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night, they matched their all-time winning streak record of six games. Tonight in Pittsburgh, they’ll look to do what no other Thrashers team has done before…go seven consecutive matches in which they earned 2 points in the standings.

While most of the wins in the past week and a half have come by decent margins…three or four goals…they almost saw things come to an end in Denver. As the game progressed, the Avs took over play and led 2-1 late in the third. But another big…huge…monstrous goal by the Dustin Byfuglien got it to overtime where Anthony Stewart provided the game-winner.

Coach Ramsay was pleased to see his team continue their winning ways, he also noted they simply didn’t play as well as they had recently. “As great as this is, and it’s really fun”, the coach commented after the game “We have to understand how we did it and stay away from those lulls”.

Now, the last time Atlanta strung …

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Don’t miss out on this Thrashers team Atlanta

Earlier this week NESN’s Jack Edwards opined that Atlanta sports fans are missing out on what he describes as a “young, explosive” Thrashers team. In his open letter to the residents of Thrasherville, he chastises the fans for not making more of a showing at Philips Arena when the Thrashers play at home.

“You have a helluva hockey team in the making right now”, Edwards writes. “And there are plenty of good seats available — almost embarrassingly so”.

Now, anytime a writer from up north pens such an observation it tends to get our britches in a bunch. However, until fans so up and rock the place for this very, very good Thrashers team…it’s to be expected.  But Jack Edwards is also paying the Thrashers players a big complement in his piece, and I appreciate seeing the positive press regardless of where it originates.

The Thrashers have had quite a bit to celebrate lately (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

The Thrashers have had quite a bit to celebrate lately (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Such recognition regarding this team is not only coming from our frozen neighbors …

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