This is a new feature I'll attempt to keep going through the season: the five-game report card. Every five games, I'll attempt to break down some stats for both the team and individuals. Ideally, I'll get this up within a day or two of the fifth game of the series, but I'm not making any promises.
This post will take a look at the first five games of the season, a period during which the Thrashers went 3-2 while playing 4 games on the road. The season started on a rather scary note, as starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec collapsed 2:25 into the first game of the season, a home game against the Washington Capitals. The Thrashers went on to win that game 4-2 after a shaky first period.
The team left for a four-game road swing against the Lightning, Kings, Ducks, and Sharks. They picked up four points in these four contests, finishing the five-game series with a 3-2-0 record. This 0.600 points percentage projects to a 98 point season, more than enough to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference (assuming past trends continue this season.)
More stats after the jump.
Over This Five Game Period
- Record: 3-2-0 (0.600 P%)
- Goals Scored/Allowed: 17/16 (1.0625)
- PP%/PK%: 23.8%/71.4%
- Goal Leaders: Stewart (4), Thorburn (3), Kane (3)
- Assist Leaders: Little, Ladd, Oduya, Enstrom (3 each)
- Point Leaders: Ladd (5), Stewart (4), Thorburn (4), Enstrom (4)
- +/- Leaders/Trailers: Sopel, Thorburn (+4), Ladd, Little (+3) / Dawes (-4), Modin, Byfuglien, Antropov (-3)
- Team +/-: Even
- Shot Leaders: Kane (18), Ladd (14), Stewart (12), Byfuglien (12)
- Blocked Shot Leaders: Sopel (15), Hainsey (11), Enstrom (10)
- Hit Leaders: Byfuglien (14), Stewart (10), Kane (9)
- Faceoff Leaders: Slater (11-for-19, 57.9%), Peverley (35-for-57, 61.4%)
- Points %: 0.600, T-12th
- Goals Scored: 3.2/game, 8th
- Goals Allowed: 3.2/game, T-24th
- 5-on-5 GF/GA: 1.12, 12th
Who has been the Thrashers' best player over this period?
Chris Mason (90 votes)
Chris Thorburn (58 votes)
Anthony Stewart (54 votes)
Evander Kane (63 votes)
Bryan Little (19 votes)
Somebody Else (11 votes)
295 total votes