Thursday, March 4, 2010
Game Day: Islanders
The Thrashers sit four points closer to a playoff spot than the Islanders with two games in hand, one point out of 8th and 2 points out of 7th. The Rangers (9th), Bruins (8th), and Habs (7th) all play tonight, so if they want to move into playoff position tonight, the Thrashers need to win and hope that some combination of the others lose.
Dan Kamal is reporting that both R2 and MacArthur will be in the lineup tonight. Apparently the lines will be:
Call me crazy but those look like a formidable four lines to roll out against any team, let alone the Islanders.
Best of all, The Chronicle and Rawhide are receiving a beautiful gift. Our wish to see both Kozlov and Todd White in the press box rather than on the ice.
To help you during this playoff sprint, the Chronicle will make an effort to point out which teams you should be cheering for/against as the standings change.
As I mentioned, the Rangers, Bruins, and Habs currently occupy the spots directly above the Thrashers in the standings. All three play tonight, so you should be cheering for the Leafs, Sharks, and Caps this evening.