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Brodeur cools down Thrashers

One of the posters over at the team boards made a comment that the 3-0 loss to the Devils may be the best shutout loss they've seen. I have to agree. The Thrashers played well and did exactly what you need to do against Brodeur. They found ways to screen him and they fired hard shots that produced rebounds.

Unfortunately those rebounds either bounced the wrong way for Atlanta or Brodeur came up big (like when he stopped Bryan Little from point blank range). The Thrashers have scored quite a few goals on Brodeur the last two seasons but tonight he looked more like the Hall of Fame player that he is. He made a terrific pad extension to block Dupuis who was sprung loose by a great play by Enstrom.

Speaking of Enstrom Craig Custance has a long profile up over at that is quite enjoyable to read. It turns out that he has a sister who plays for the Swedish National Women's team and that his dad is a coach (which may explain his good habits and positioning).

Tonight's battle against Pittsburgh will be a good test. Both teams are very close in the standing and the Thrashers need to play well against non-divisional teams to stay in the top eight that qualify for the playoffs.