October 3, 2009
NHL: Atlanta 6, Tampa Bay 3
Ilya Kovalchuk and Rich Peverley each had two goals and an assist Saturday to lead the Atlanta Thrashers in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.
Anssi Salmela and Zach Bogosian also scored for Atlanta, which avoided blowing a 4-0 lead. The Thrashers got two assists each from Bryan Little and Tobias Enstrom and 36 saves from Ondrej Pavelec.
Tampa Bay's Mike Smith allowed all six Atlanta goals on 28 shots.