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Game 69: Thrashers At Avalanche, Preview And Open Thread

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Atlanta Thrashers
9:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm MT
Colorado Avalanche
25-35-6 March 10, 2009
29-36-1
56 points
Pepsi Center
59 points
13th in Eest
Denver, CO
15th in West

Okay, you folks know the drill. The Thrashers are bad. The Avalanche are also bad. Due to NHL rules and regulations, one team will win. That team will be happyface for the win but sadface for hurting their Tavares chances. Meaningless hockey: catch the fever!

The Avalanche may be missing both Cody Macs tonight. McLeod is definitely out (although he is oddly missing from the SBN injury widget). McCormick is questionable after injuring himself in his one-on-twenty tag team event on Sunday. The Avs have called up Matt Hendricks (the guy we got for Johnny Boychuk); Hendricks has been hot lately, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him in the lineup.

Peter Budaj starts for the Avalanche. Goaliepost.com appears to be down right now, so I don't know who the Thrashers' starter will be. I'm assuming Kari Lehtonen, who is 2-0-0 lifetime against the Avs.


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Kari Lehtonen 39 2241 15 20 3 4 115 3.08 1271 1156 .910 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Peter Budaj 45 2572 17 25 1 4 128 2.99 1231 1103 .896 1

Tale of the Tape

Atlanta Thrashers Colorado Avalanche
56 28th
Points 59 27th
2.94 11th GF/G 2.58
23rd
3.42
29th
GA/G 3.14 26th
19.4% 14th PP% 16.2% 24th
75.7%
30th
PK% 79.6% 22nd
51.0% 10th FO% 48.2% 23rd
14.8
20th
PIM/G 13.0 8th


Colorado Avalanche Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Scott Hannan other-illness 03/10/2009

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Cody McCormick undisclosed 03/10/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Sakic fingers 12/03/2008
Kyle Cumiskey shoulder 01/30/2009
David Jones shoulder 01/28/2009



Atlanta Thrashers Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Eric Perrin spine 03/08/2009