Scouting the Thrashers
Penguins vs. Thrashers
Today: Game 19 * Philips Arena * 7 p.m.
TV/radio: FSN Pittsburgh/WXDX-FM (105.9)
Last game: Lost, 2-1, in a shootout against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at Mellon Arena.
Season series: 1st meeting; Penguins won, 2-1-1, in 2007-08
About the Penguins (11-4-3, 25 pts): Power play has gone 7-for-52 (13.5 percent) over the past 12 games; worst-rated road power-play attack at 9.1 percent. ... Injuries: G Marc-Andre Fleury (out, undisclosed injury), D Sergei Gonchar (out, left shoulder), D Ryan Whitney (out, left foot).
Streak: Lost 1; points in seven consecutive games
Player to watch: LW Ruslan Fedotenko - 9 goals, 21 points in 38 career games against Atlanta.
About the Thrashers (7-8-2, 16 pts): Five-game winning streak snapped Sunday in loss at Philadelphia. C Erik Christensen, a former Penguin, scored his first goal of the season in that game. ... Injuries: D Zach Bogosian (out, left leg).
Player to watch: LW Ilya Kovalchuk - 17 goals, 30 points in 23 career games against the Penguins.
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