-Last time they played, the Thrashers won 4-1, and Slava Kozlov had 2 assists.
-The Thrashers beat up on Colorado 6-3 on Thursday, but had lost 4 of 5 previous to that game. Kozlov and Hossa had 2 goals and 2 assists each.
-The Canucks put out a putrid effort at home in a loss to Chicago on Wednesday. They usually rebound after such efforts.
-Both teams have 30 wins.
-Can the Canucks match the Thrashers' speed?
-Can they contain Hossa and Kozlov?
-Can they leave Kovalchuk in his slumber?
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My call: 4-3 Canucks in OT.