In a night that saw the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning all win, the Thrashers dropped their game against the Ottawa Senators 5-2. Jason Spezza netted his second of the night at just 1:23 of the third period on a power play caused by an Andrew Ladd boarding call.
Anthony Stewart scored his career high fifth goal of the season on the power play at 5:12. The Thrashers were 2 for 5 on the PP, continuing their climb up the NHL’s rankings (the Thrashers are currently the fifth ranked PP in the NHL).
A positive to take away from this game is that the Thrashers allowed less than 30 SOG (barely, at 29) and outshot the Senators 37-29. Increased pressure and a higher number of quality scoring chances might do the trick Thursday night when the Thrashers take on the defensively minded Minnesota Wild at 7:00.
Get down to Philips early and fight the football traffic.