SUNRISE FL - JANUARY 17: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers stops the shoot out shot by Stephen Weiss #9 of the Florida Panthers on January 17 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise Florida. The Thrashers defeated the Panthers 3-2 in a shoot out. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
The Cats are in Blueland this evening, taking part in one of those all-important "four point" affairs that evidently significantly help or harm a club's chances of making the postseason. Or gaining a lottery pick.
Whatever your stance may be, it's a big game from any angle: Atlanta currently leads Florida by 4 points, while the Islanders trail by 2.
Looking forward to seeing new Thrasher Radek Dvorak; he's pointless (2 SOG, 1 hit) in the first pair of games as a 'bird, but his new club has only scored twice in those matches anyway (0-2). And they were "buyers" on Monday.
OT: Lots of talk in recent days over the Panthers' vacant captaincy position in the aftermath of Bryan McCabe's transfer to the Rangers a week back, so off to the obligatory poll we go...
Live Game Thread at 6ish.
Stephen Weiss, Marty Reasoner, and Mike Weaver currently sport "A"s on their chests; who - if any - should carry the "C" for the remainder of the year?
Weiss (52 votes)
Reasoner (12 votes)
Weaver (2 votes)
None (24 votes)
Other (1 vote)
91 total votes