Stanley Cup Playoffs NHL News NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule NHL Awards NHL Playoff History
Home    News    Scoreboard    Standings    Schedule    Stats    Teams

NHL Preview from The Sports Network

Monday, December 5th (All times eastern)

Atlanta Thrashers (10-14-3) at Phoenix Coyotes (14-12-2), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Thrashers will try to avoid their second four- game losing streak of the season, as they visit the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at Glendale Arena.

The Thrashers also dropped a season-high four in a row from October 12-20.

The latest setback came Saturday in Anaheim. Andy McDonald's power-play goal with 4:29 left to play lifted the Ducks to the 2-1 victory.

Brad Larsen had the lone tally for the Thrashers, while Michael Garnett finished with 26 saves in defeat.

Tonight marks the middle test of a three-game road trip for Atlanta. The Thrashers are 5-7-2 as the visiting team this season.

Meanwhile, the Coyotes have won three of their last four games, including an 8-4 victory over Carolina on Saturday night. Ladislav Nagy had a hat trick and two assists and Mike Johnson tallied two goals and an assist to lead Phoenix to the lopsided win at Glendale Arena.

Mike Comrie had a goal and two assists and Geoff Sanderson and Zbynek Michalek notched a goal each for Phoenix.

The eight goals tied the most for the franchise in a game since it moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix after the 1995-96 season.

Curtis Joseph made 25 saves for the Coyotes.

Phoenix, which is 8-5-1 at home this year, end a brief two-game stand tonight.

This is the first and only meeting of the season between the Thrashers and Coyotes. Phoenix has just one loss in nine all-time meetings (7-1-1) with Atlanta.

12/05 10:19:53 ET

The Sports Network, a STATS Company. All Rights Reserved.  home | terms of use | privacy policy | comments |