If you're a team battling for one of the final playoff spots--right now you don't want to face off against Atlanta. The Thrashers have beaten nearly every "desperate" team they have faced in March and April. Of the bubble teams only Montreal and Florida managed to escape with 2 points versus Atlanta.
Thrashers LIST OF PLAYOFF CARNAGE for March and April
Montreal: Lost 2-0 and Won 6-3
NY Rangers: Lost in SO 5-4
Panthers: Won 4-3, Lost 3-1
Buffalo: Lost in SO 4-3, Lost in OT 3-2
Edmonton: Lost in OT 4-3
"THAT'S HOT" STAT OF THE DAY: Thrashers have earned 12 of 16 possible points when facing playoff bubble teams in March and April
The Thrashers pretty much ended Buffalo's seson by taking away those two crucial points. Atlanta could finish off Floriday on the 9th if they beat them at Philips Arena. But first they have two contests against the Washington Ovechkins.