Season series..- Like we really don't know: Third of four meetings this season. Each team has recorded a 4-1 win on home ice. Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and assisted on three others for Atlanta on Nov. 28, while Shawn Thornton punctuated a scrap with Eric Boulton off the opening faceoff on Dec. 23 with a pair of goals to spark Boston.
Projected Lineups Boston Bruins
-Lines obviously subject to change. Bolded Kane as out of everyone he is the one question mark for tonight. Antro is out, which most likely means Bergfors will be given a shot.
Thrashers: It's going to be a busy stretch to close out 2010 for Atlanta, which will play a pair of games in just over 24 hours -- after hosting the Bruins, the Thrashers travel to face the Devils for a 5 p.m. start on New Year's Eve. By the time they hit the road they hope to have snapped a four-game losing streak which has seen them fall from the top of the Southeast Division to third place.
Puck drop: Carolina, which sits fourth in the Southeast and ninth in the Eastern Conference, has closed to within single digits of Atlanta but is now idle until New Year's Day, making the four points up for grabs over the next two evenings big ones for the Thrashers.
Rematch: The previous game will be remembered for the 10-skater brawl that took place with 4:06 left, ignited by Freddy Meyer’s check on Milan Lucic. The incident resulted in 15 penalties to eight players totaling 96 minutes. The Thrashers expect a physical game but say they can’t focus on retaliating, especially on Lucic who threw a late punch at Meyer that drew a match penalty.
“We can’t let our emotions get the best of us,” defenseman Zach Bogosian said. “It’s a big game. It’s a must-win game. I’m sure it will be a physical game but you can’t do anything to jeopardize your team in a big game like this. You also want to make sure you play hard and compete for your teammates.”
It's time to return to a team we once were, to a time where Unicorns and dancing monkeys rejoiced.
Please don't make me feel like I did last game.....
Looking forward to this one. Time to shut Boston up. I have a feeling we are going to come out flying, hitting, fighting. We are going to beat them every way possible. Thrashers win big.
My thoughts as well, however my adjective is "hoping" instead of feeling. Or would that be adverb, given it's describing how we are going to come out. Coming out isn't necessarily a verb, however it isn't necessarily a thing.
I can't tell you how thrilled i am this little rivalry has started. Let's hope this is one of those games that you enjoy through and through even if you lose (for both sides) like with the LA game for us this year, we lost, but it was of the best games i watched this season