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Preview: Sweet Georgia Peaches

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Toronto Maple Leafs
@ Atlanta Thrashers

Friday, Jan 16, 2009, 7:30 PM EST
Philips Arena

Pre Game:  6:30 p.m., Leafs TV
Broadcast: 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet Ontario, AM640, Leafs TV Interactive
Post Game:  10 p.m., Leafs TV
Post Video: 
mapleleafs.com 

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The Leafs, fresh off of blowing a 4-0 lead hot off of their stunning third period victory travel further into college basketball country to play the Atlanta Kovalchuks. Speaking of which:

G A P +/- PIM
2008 - Ilya Kovalchuk 16 27 43 -13 29

Ilya plays on a line with Rich Peverley and Colby Armstrong. There is no way that making him the captain is going to convince him to sign a long term deal to play with garbage.

Previous Meetings

Final - 11.25.2008 1 2 3 Total
Atlanta Thrashers 1 3 2 6
Toronto Maple Leafs 0 1 2 3

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Final - 12.22.2008 1 2 3 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 2 1 3 6
Atlanta Thrashers 0 1 1 2

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Final - 12.30.2008 1 2 3 OT Total
Atlanta Thrashers 2 0 1 0 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 1 2 0 1 4

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On the injury front, our injury widget is really fucked:

Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Nik Antropov other-illness 30.12.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Luke Schenn knee 07.12.2008
Jamal Mayers hand 02.12.2008
Mike Van Ryn concussion 18.12.2008

as you can see. Here's Atlanta's injuries but honestly you should probably roll on over to Bird Watchers Anonymous for Atlanta coverage.

Atlanta Thrashers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Zach Bogosian leg 30.12.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Hoffman hand 09.10.2008
Garnet Exelby leg 17.12.2008

Atlanta has played the same number of games as Toronto, but has 33 points to the Leafs 40. Wow. Atlanta is the second worst team in the league, Toronto is the sixth, this is sure shaping up to be one hell of a game. In the Hunt for Hedman this is a four point game, we'll see which team wants it less.