A bit of back and forth so far in this game, but the Thrashers struck first. The Penguins power play had been perfect since October until a Zach Bogosian slap shot and a Bryan Little tip in to put the Thrashers up by one first for the tenth time in thirteen games. Unfortunately, the Thrashers haven’t quite gotten the memo about keeping Sidney Crosby covered, and he scored at 7:32 from an across the crease pass courtesy of Chris Kunitz that he wristed in on Ondrej Pavelec’s weak side. Crosby’s point streak is now up to fourteen games.
Crosby has also tried to irritate Alexander Burmistrov a few times, but Burmie has decided to not respond. Also Lindy Rupp and Dustin Byfuglien have exchanged words, but no fun to come from that, either. Chris Thorburn and Aaron Asham did scrap about two minutes into the game though to spice things up.