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Thrashers-Hurricanes: Pre-Game

Robert McGeeSenior Writer IJune 18, 2016

The Atlanta Thrashers are in town to take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight in yet another pressure packed game with playoff implications.

Believe it or not, the Thrashers have won five straight at the RBC.

Both teams are coming off losses from their most recent contests, the Canes after a shoot-out thriller with Boston on Tuesday night, and Atlanta after losing to the Islanders way back on Saturday night.

The Thrashers could only muster 10 shots on goal in that game, which was a franchise low.

Casey Borer has been sent back to Albany and surprisingly, Tim Conboy will get the nod tonight which means that we will probably get to hear the good old, “Convoy” song again. (one thing about Canesvision, they are not afraid of repetition.) Conboy is pretty flexible in that he can fill in as a forward or defenseman for the club and of course brings his “fists of fury” with him.

Bret Hedican has been cleared to play again after “re-tweaking” his hip last week. Speaking of Hedican in case you have not heard, his lovely wife Kristi Yamaguchi will participate in this season’s Dancing with the Stars. That ought to be interesting. I’ll save the jokes for later.

LSB is reporting that the lines tonight will start out as following….

  • Staal-Whitney-Cole
  • Cullen-Ladd-Samsonov
  • Aucoin-Walker-Bayda
  • Letowski-Brookbank-Conboy
  • Wesley-Corvo
  • Gleason-Hedican
  • Wallin-Kaberle

Cam Ward will be in goal. Start time is at 7 and once again there is no local television. I’ll rant about that later and also give some analysis about what Rutherford might do about adding a center before trade deadline.

Both teams need this four-point swing game badly, but who wants it the most?

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