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Recap: Thrashers Beat Blueshirts 5-3

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Thoughts from last night's game:

Ilya Kovalchuk came back! He had 3 points!

Ryan Callahan & Zach Bogosian should be okay as long as they play on the same team for the Olympics.

The power play looks to be returning to form. Rich Peverley's PP marker in the first period broke a 0-13 slump that stretched back to November 5th (vs. Columbus).

Did I mention Ilya Kovalchuk came back? He seemed to be kinda useful on the 1st power play unit. Maybe he should do more of that.

Pretty goals by both Evander Kane and Colby Armstrong. Still MIA? Slava Kozlov (1 shot, 1 PPA), Todd White (1 shot, 1 PPA) and Bryan Little (Nothing. No. Thing. Oh wait, 1 hit).

As far as Mr. Evander Kane goes: I was officially wrong. Seems time in NHL has done him some good. Here's to many more pretty goals.

I will not be mentioning the oppositions' secondary forwards anymore, as both Brian Boyle and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers last night.

There seemed to be a massive jump in the Thrashers compete level - having your captain back may help. I greatly enjoyed watching Kovalchuk get fired up during the Eric Boulton/Donald Brashear tilt.

Was it just me, or did Darren Eliot actually utter the phrase "Pevs Dispenser?"

Finally, big game against the Kings of Los Angeles this evening. Mortimer Peacock disputes the validity of their claim to the throne, even as Anze Kopitar continues his zombie-like march toward the scoring crown.