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Atlanta Thrashers (21-29-6-2) at Vancouver Canucks (31-16-7-3), 10 p.m.

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(Sports Network) - The Atlanta try to put an end to their tailspin this evening when they visit the powerful Vancouver at General Motors Place.

The were handed a 5-1 setback by the Edmonton at Rexall Place on Wednesday. The now have season-long streaks of six games without earning a point and 10 games without a win (0-8-2). Atlanta has lost six straight and has just two wins since December 28 (2-15-3-1).

had the only Atlanta goal, while allowed two goals on 15 shots in relief of , who left the game after the first period with an apparent groin injury. Dafoe stopped 15 of the 17 shots he faced.

The teams combined for a total of 173 penalty minutes in the last five minutes of this fight-filled affair. The wild ending included a brawl in which all 12 players on the ice -- goaltenders and Nurminen included -- dropped the gloves and engaged.

The , 1-9-1-1 in their last 12 road games, play the fourth test of a seven-game trip on Monday in Colorado.

Vancouver was dealt a 3-2 setback by the in a Northwest Division battle at GM Place on Wednesday.

The have 72 points and are four behind first-place Colorado in the Northwest. Vancouver is also currently fourth in the Western Conference playoff race.

and scored for Vancouver, which suffered its third loss in four games (1-2-0-1). finished with 26 saves in defeat.

was held without a point and is still tied with Stan Smyl for the franchise record. Both players have 673 points in their careers with the .

The complete their three-game homestand on Saturday night against the .

Vancouver is unbeaten in the last four meetings with the (3-0-1). Atlanta is also winless in its last two trips to Vancouver (0-1-1).

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