Kane scored his sixth goal of the season tonight at 10:17 of the second period to put the Thrashers up 2-1 over the Rangers. Alexander Burmistrov notched his first NHL point on the goal, which was matched by Sean Avery just a little over two minutes later.
Niclas Bergfors scored at 16:07 of the second period on a wrist shot to sneak the puck past Marty Biron. The Thrashers led 3-2 at the close of the period in what seems to be a much tighter, more disciplined game for the team. They’ve allowed only one powerplay so far (a Dustin Byfuglien penalty for hooking at 13:35), and now powerplay goals. Focus and consistency are winning out and pushing the team past the Rangers. One more period to go to see if this translates into a win for the team, and if this is really what they’re capable of.
So far the Thrashers are outshooting the Rangers 20-17.