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Next for Thrashers

Who: at Bruins

When: 7 p.m. today

TV; radio: SPSO; 680

  • The Thrashers have lost five straight (0-4-1),  their longest losing streak of the season, and six of their past seven. The slide includes losses in the first three games of the team's current seven-game road trip, including a 6-4 defeat to the Bruins Dec. 23.

  • The Thrashers remained tied with the Rangers for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with 40 points. The Bruins hold the fifth spot with 45 points.
  • Ilya Kovlchuk, who leads the Thrashers with 23 goals, has a 10-game point streak (seven goals, eight assists). He is one point shy of 600 for his career.
  • Tobias Enstrom picked up his 100th career point in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Devils.
  • The Thrashers' penalty kill, once in the top five in the NHL, has slipped to 19th with a 79.7 success rate. The unit has allowed seven goals in 13 penalty-kill chances during the current losing streak.
  • The Bruins are tied for first in the league on penalty killing with an 87.5 success rate.
  • Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists).

Chris Vivlamore