Pivotal game tonight, with the host Thrashers just four points behind the Rangers for the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference. (Carolina is in eighth place, three points behind the Rangers.) The Rangers, with five losses in a row, aren’t the only team that’s struggling. Atlanta has lost four straight and is 2-5-3 in its last 10.
According to our friend Andrew Gross, Lundqvist is back in goal. Eminger is prucha’d for the fifth straight game. Ondrej Pavelec starts in goal for the Thrashers.
Play nice, and enjoy the game.