Next for Thrashers
Who: vs. Panthers
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
TV/Radio: None; 680
- This will be the last home game for the Thrashers this month. After a three-game western road trip next week, the NHL breaks for the remainder of the month for the Olympics.
- Both teams are playing for the second consecutive night. The Thrashers were in Washington Friday night while the Panthers hosted the Flames.
- With the trade of Ilya Kovalchuk, Maxim Afinogenov and Rich Peverley are the Thrashers’ leading goal scorers with 17.
- New Thrashers forward Niclas Bergfors is fifth among NHL rookies in scoring with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists).
- Before Friday’s game, the Panthers were 4-3-1 in their past eight games, having scored only nine goals.