Friday, November 7, 2008


Don't look now, but the Atlanta Thrashers are becoming more resilient by the day.

Witness their come from behind, 4-3 win last night against the New York Islanders.

Witness their bounce back performance on Sunday in the 5-3 win over Florida after a tough game in New Jersey just 20 hours prior.

Thursday's game started out as the typical second period train wreck. The Islanders scored twice in the span of 0:17 and led 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. According to reports, head coach John Anderson got a bit loud with his team during the second intermission. They took his talk to heart by coming out and scoring twice in the opening 1:17 of the third period to tie the game. Finally, when Tobias Enstrom's point shot was deflected out high by an Islanders defender, The Thrashers had finally gotten the break Anderson had been looking for.

With that said, this team is starting to do some of the little things to be successful.

*The power play came through with a goal last night and the penalty killing unit killed off the final four Islanders man advantages in the game.

*The Thrash dominated in the face-off circle winning 64% of the time. Jason Williams won 11 of 16 draws while Erik Christensen won all five he took.

Slava Kozlov had a pair of goals and continues to light it up offensively. Now that Bryan Little is drawing more attention, Kozlov is being afforded more space by the opposition which has resulted in more chances. Plus, he's healthy, unlike last season when he battled injuries.

Friday's game in Buffalo (7:30pm, Sportsouth) will be a chance for the team to run their win streak to three games, something they haven't done since February. The last time the Thrashers won three straight in regulation was

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