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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Canes-Birds tonight.

Tonight, the Canes will attempt to continue their hot streak with a win over first place Atlanta. The Thrash have lost five in a row, and are on the back end of a back-to-back that started last night in New Jersey.
The visitors will be tired, frustrated from blowing a late lead, and angry about their current losing skid. As "Bubba" from Canes Country tells it, those ingredients don't make a very good soup.
He recalls the last time the two teams met, November 1. In that game, (official scoresheet, Bob Hartley did that "Bob Hartley" thing where he sends his boys out there to do their worst in the closing minutes of a hopeless cause. In a 27 second span, the Thrashers committed four penalties totaling 21 PIM. Included in that bunch was a game misconduct and ejection to Scott Mellanby, a charging penalty to Garnett Exelby with 19 seconds to play and the dirty birds down by three goals, and JP Vigier for fighting with Craig Adams. There should have been an instigator (and fine) to Vigier and also to Hartley for that, but there wasn't.

I hope there isn't, but I'm expecting some dirty stuff from the dirty birds. I just hope it doesn't turn out like that nasty game they had with the Caps.

Puck drop is at 7:00, and this is the last of the non-televised games for a while. However, you can use your free Center Ice preview to watch the Thrashers coverage.

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