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Hurricanes at Thrashers: 80 Down, Two to Go

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ATLANTA GA - FEBRUARY 13:  Andrew Ladd #16 of the Atlanta Thrashers scores a goal past goaltender Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Philips Arena on February 13 2011 in Atlanta Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA GA - FEBRUARY 13: Andrew Ladd #16 of the Atlanta Thrashers scores a goal past goaltender Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Philips Arena on February 13 2011 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Who would have thought that the Thrashers could bounce back from that terrible 6-3 showing on Tuesday night to shut out the Rangers 3-0 last night? Not I, that's for sure. The Thrashers have just two games remaining - tonight's game against the Hurricanes, and Sunday's game against the Crosby-less Penguins. I'm expecting tonight to be more of a challenge than Sunday, because frankly the Pens're already a lock to make the playoffs. Carolina? Not so much. They're going to be all over getting two points tonight.

So let's not give it to them. Unless they're offering BBQ and beer first, and in that case, meh. Go for it. Here's your NHL.com statistical match-up:

STATS
80 GP 80
39 W 34
30 L 34
11 OT 12
89 P 80
0.556 P% 0.500
2.79 G/G 2.69
2.84 GA/G 3.14
15.7 PP% 18.0
81.1 PK% 77.8
30.5 S/G 31.5
33.4 SA/G 32.3
44.5 FO% 48.7