Team Recap: 37th-Seeded ’05-’06 Atlanta Thrashers

The #37 seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, the '05-'06 Atlanta Thrashers.

The #37 seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, the ’05-’06 Atlanta Thrashers.

  • Serge Aubin (C)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   1 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Adam Berkhoel (G)
    • 2 GP   0-0-0   0.00   1.000 SV% (21 SA)   0 SO   0 Stars
  • Peter Bondra (RW)
    • 8 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   -2   9 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Greg de Vries (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -6   15 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Garnet Exelby (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   +3   5 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Niclas Havelid (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -5   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Shane Hnidy (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   +3   0 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   1 Stars
  • Bobby Holik (C)
    • 6 GP   1 G   1 A   2 P   -2   12 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Marian Hossa (RW)
    • 6 GP   3 G   5 A   8 P   +1   32 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ilya Kovalchuk (LW)
    • 6 GP   5 G   1 A   6 P   +1   31 S   1 GWG   0 PIM   4 Stars
  • Vyacheslav Kozlov (LW)
    • 6 GP   2 G   1 A   3 P   -2   10 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Chris Kunitz (LW)
    • 5 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Brad Larsen (LW)
    • 6 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -1   6 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Kari Lehtonen (G)
    • 6 GP   2-4-0   3.50 GAA   .920 SV%   0 SO   8 Stars
  • Steve McCarthy (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Scott Mellanby (RW)
    • 6 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -1   15 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jaroslav Modry (D)
    • 6 GP   0 G   4 A   4 P   -1   14 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ronald Petrovicky (RW)
    • 6 GP   1 G   1 A   2 P   -2   8 S   1 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Marc Savard (C)
    • 6 GP   1 G   5 A   6 P   +3   21 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jim Slater (C)
    • 6 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -1   16 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Patrik Stefan (C)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -2   10 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Andy Sutton (D)
    • 6 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -1   7 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • J.P. Vigier (RW)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars

Bold – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 2-4-0
  • Goals Scored: 16
  • Goals/Game: 2.67
  • Goals Allowed: 21
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 3.50
  • Shots: 221
  • Shots Allowed: 283
  • Shots/Game: 36.8
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 47.2
  • # of PP’s: 13
  • PPG’s: 1
  • PP%: 7.7%
  • TSH: 10
  • PPGA: 2
  • PK%: 80.0%
  • Penalties in minutes: 22

This team was arguably the most talented the Atlanta Thrashers ever had, but that’s not really saying much, about both the franchise and this team. They put up a bit of a fight in the first round, but that was it.

1st Round:

Lost to 28th-seeded ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks, 4-2, after leading 2-1

The ’05-’06 Thrashers were coached by Bob Hartley and finished the regular season with a record of 41-33-8, which was good for 90 points and 3rd in the Southeast Division. They were ranked fifth in the league in goals for with 281 and 24th in the league in goals against with 275. Hockey Reference ranked the Thrasher’s strength of schedule 25th in the league, and their SRS rating system had the Thrasher’s ranked 18th overall in the league. The ’05-’06 Thrashers’ SRS rating (-0.03) is the highest during their time in Atlanta. The ’05-’06 Thrashers missed the playoffs by only three points.

This Thrashers team had some very good top-end talent. Ilya Kovalchuk, Marc Savard and Marian Hossa all posted over 90 points with Kovy posting 98, Savard posting 97 and Hossa posting 92. Those three also were the team’s three leading goal-scorers with Kovy posting 52, Hossa posting 39 and Savard posting 28. And yes, those three also posted the most assists on the team. Savard posted 69 and Hossa posted 53. However, Slava Kozlov was tied with Kovalchuk for third with 46. There weren’t many good plus/minus ratings on this team, but Hossa posted a team-high +17 and Slava Kozlov was second with a +14. Defenseman Andy Sutton was third on the team in plus/minus with a +13. Atlanta had a game of musical chairs going on in goal during the ’05-’06 season. Kari Lehtonen was the main guy though with 38 appearances and he posted a 2.94 goals against and a .906 save percentage with two shutouts.

Up next is the #38 seed, the ’75-’76 California Golden Seals!

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