A scoreless third period brings the Thrashers’ six game winning streak to a close. Ondrej Pavelec stopped twenty five of twenty eight shots on goal, while the Thrashers only managed twenty two shots on Marc-Andre Fleury.
A success tonight was that the Thrashers kept Evgeny Malkin off of the point sheet. Geno had a hat trick against the Thrashers the last time these two teams met. Malkin and Sidney Crosby are the only Penguins players to score against the Thrashers this season. Zach Bogosian and Niclas Bergfors were the only two of the Thrashers who were on the plus side of the scoresheet at a +1. Tobias Enstrom had a rare off-night at a -2.
The Atlanta powerplay, after going 0-4 Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, did convert on one attempt. The powerplay entered tonight’s game ranked third in the league.
The Thrashers get a chance to start a new win streak on Saturday night when they travel to DC to take on the Washington Capitals.