Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Can you say horrific?

Thrashers gave up a goal 32 seconds in - and are down 3-0 after the first period. Jaromir Jagr has three assists and Michael Nylander has two goals and an assist. At some point, the Thrashers might figure out they need to stop that 68 guy.

Gave up two more in the second - down 5-0 in a game you need to win. In the third period, Ilya Kovalchuk dropped the gloves to fight Sean Avery. Something you never see, but it shows the frustration of the team. Funny part is that Ilya, Keith Tkachuk and Eric Belanger all in the box for the last 16 minutes of the third. That's one line of offense - shortening your bench in a blowout won't help tomorrow's Game 4. Great stat from Darren Eliot - the Thrashers have 1 shot in the last 19 minutes and they just gave up goal number 6.

With 4:06 in the third period - Michael Nylander scores his third of the night to make it 7-0, To me it's not Kari Lehtonen's fault - he can sue for lack of support. For some reason, Rangers coach Tom Renney put Jaromir Jagr on the ice with five minutes to go in a blowout. He just got creamed on a hit by Garnett Exelby - that happened to be right before the 7th goal. If he sees the ice again, Renney should be shot.

Final - Rangers 7, Thrashers 0 - Andy Sutton minus-3 as was Nic Havelid and Marian Hossa.

I could have changed the channel but I like watching train wrecks.... and this was the absolute perfect train wreck.

Thanks for showing up boys. You have to wonder if Bob Hartley keeps his job if they lose in four games. He's the kind of coach that teams can tune out and according to my sources, the boys have tuned him out. Tough decision for Don Waddell - but he's got a ton of questions to answer with players as well.

Funny part to me is that after the first two games, the Thrashers were missing one piece of the puzzle to me. Hard to play what if, but it looks like they miss center Marc Savard more than anyone in the organization will admit. He was the guy that made the offense go and he took the money and went to Boston. Damn shame - would have been fun to watch.

Great night for me - kids in bed, I am in the basement with the big screen split in two - Thrashers-Rangers on left - Ottawa-Pittsburgh on the other. Now have Dallas-Vancouver game on one side and Detroit-Calgary on the other. Love this time of year!

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