How hysterical would it be if the Habs continue their current streak of awfulness tonight? They've been shut out in three straight games - if it happens again tonight, that'll tie a franchise record that was set 83 years ago. The Habs also haven't been playing well beyond those three games. They're 4-6-0 in their last ten. In contrast, the Thrashers are a "too little, too late" 6-3-1. Way to figure out how to win more than two games in a month, guys.
Atlanta, for whatever reason, tends to play well against Montreal. Ondrej Pavelec, tonight's starter, is 2-0-0 with a 1.46 GAA and an excellent .960 save percentage against them this season. And, of course, Bryan Little has a modest three game point streak going. Here's tonight's statistical match-up from NHL.com: