Atlanta Thrashers Recaps
But for some sporadic HockeyChic rants:
11.13.2010 Atlanta Thrashers vs. Washington Capitals
So the Caps aren't being too nice to the Thrashers this year. Tonight was no exception as the Caps bested the Thrashers in a 6-4 victory. It really looked like the Thrashers may have some sort of star-envy or, maybe, just too worried about some all-star forwards and let a few things slip by. Both teams were in the middle of back-to-back games and Ovechkin was his usual star-worthy self.
I know the Thrashers didn't ask... and it's not like one change can fix their line-up... but I think that the team has lost faith in Chris Mason and, worse, I think Mason lost faith. Pavelec needs to do whatever he can to stay in goal and chalk up some "W's".
Thrashers play their next game on Wednesday 11/17/2010 vs. Florida.
11.03.2010 Atlanta Thrashers vs. Florida Panthers
Finally, some good news for Thrashers fans! Both teams sport former Nashville Predators goalies: Tomas Vokoun for Florida and Chris Mason for Atlanta. In the end, Atlanta did a great job of keeping their shots on goal whilst Florida just shot the puck wherever they apparently wanted. The Thrashers stopped all but 3 of 55 shots while, on the alternate end, the Panthers only stopped 19. Drastic difference.
Final tally for the game was a THANKFULLY THRASHERS 4-3.
10.23.2010 Atlanta vs. Washington
I mentioned Ovechkin in my last recap... so it's kind of suiting that his team came back to beat up on the Thrashers in a 4-3 OT Capital's win.
The Thrashers had a hand down in the game, playing with only 5 defensemen for the last 22 minutes of the game when Byfuglien was ejected for charging and misconduct. Semin, Cap's left wing, managed his 4th career hat trick against the Thrashers and the win snapped a 2-game losing streak for the Caps.
Let's hope the boys a bit further south find their feet and pucks stop finding the back of their net.
10.22.2010 Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Lightening have been on fire lately... on FIRE. The reason for it comes pretty much in the form of one man: Stephen Stamkos. Holy hell can that boy shoot a puck. If you look at his stats from around February to now, he's out-shooting the greats of Crosby, Malkin, and Ovechkin. That, my friend, takes talent. Mason was pulled after the first three but... needless to say, the Thrashers took a bit of a thrashing and a loss (5-2).
Don't be too hard on Atlanta, they've had a rough year. We'll keep an eye on them as they develop a bit more cohesion in their shifts.