Could Ilya Kovalchuk’s Missed Time Turn Out Better for the Thrashers?

Posted: 13th November 2009 by Andrew Buccellato in NHL
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OK, so I know one game is not an adequate sample size to judge a trend, statistic, or any measurable entity, but last night I saw a Thrashers team that exuded confidence like none before.

Hear me out.

The Thrashers grabbed the lead 19 seconds into the first period and never looked back. They attacked the net without fear and scored goals we Thrasher fans are so accustomed to watching being scored on us. Examples: Evander Kane converting the steal by Rich Peverley to get us up by two, Ilya Kovalchuk literally walking around on the weak side of the power-play and shelfing the puck, and Peverley banking a shot off a defender for a power-play goal.

I'm not used to seeing this as a Thrashers fan, but man I can get used to games like this. The Thrashers have a sens ...

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