When will it end? The Thrashers have now dropped 7 of the last 10 games and look like a completely different team from the beginning of the season. I’ve said that every great team has their slumps,but who knows when this one may end. We all knew this was going to be a tough month of games, that was obvious. Losing a game is one thing, but getting “thrashed” is another. In the last 4 games the Thrashers have been outscored 24-9.
Anyways, back to Dallas. It looked like Atlanta was starting off with a good game(which has been nothing new). Dallas did score first, almost halfway into the first period, on the power play from Trevor Daley(4th of the season). It wasn’t until the second period that the Thrashers would tie it up, when captain Andrew Ladd grabbed his 16th goal of the season with a wrist shot. I’d be wrong to say it didn’t all go downhill from this point for Atlanta. These guys have gotta learn that you have to play a full 60 minutes of hockey to win a game. It’s as if they’re playing the first 20 hard, then give up. I don’t get it personally and am hoping someone will see the light of day soon.
Dallas would tally 2 more goals in the 2nd and three in the 3rd, ending the game 6-1. Trevor Daley and James Neal both ended the game with two goals each. The other two were taken by Adam Burish and Jeff Woywitka. The Stars, with the win, have extended their lead in the Pacific divison with 59 points. The Thrashers, on the other hand, are now 6 points out of the Southeast division lead and 1 point away from losing the 8th playoff spot in the Eastern conference.
What’s the problem here? Does Ramsay need to try out some new lines? Does Pavelec need to sit a few games and get his head straight? Hopefully, the coaching staff can get together and figure something out to get this team on the right track. Atlanta hits the road and looks to bounce back again tonight in Florida for a big division game against the Panthers.
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