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2009-10-03 22:08:52

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. Martin St. Louis had two goals to pace the Lightning, who have lost 10 in a row dating to last season, when they finished with the second-lowest point total in the...

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2009-07-16 14:49:06

The NHL's Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed restricted free agent goaltender Kari Lehtonen. No terms were disclosed, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the Lehtonen, 25, took a one-year qualifying offer before Wednesday's acceptance deadline. Lehtonen, the second overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, earned $3 million last season. The native of Helsinki, Finland, missed time last season because of back and head injuries, and in 46 contests amassed a 19-22-3 record with three...

2009-04-11 21:33:15

Colby Armstrong had two goals and Kari Lehtonen had 33 saves Saturday in the Atlanta Thrashers' 6-2 win over Tampa Bay. Eric Perrin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Ron Hainsey and Colin Stuart scored for Atlanta in the season-finale for both teams. Matt Pettinger and Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning (24-40-18), which ended the season with nine straight losses. Mike McKenna let in four goals in 15 shots before he was pulled for Karri Ramo, who allowed two goals on 11 shots.

2009-04-05 17:12:06

The Washington Capitals, led by Brooks Laich with a goal and two assists, scored four times in the third period Sunday to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 6-4. Tomas Fleischmann, Keith Aucoin, Michael Nylander, Eric Fehr and Alexander Semin also scored for Washington, which holds second place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, two points ahead of New Jersey. Colby Armstrong, Jim Slater, Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov accounted for the Thrashers' scoring. Caps' goalie Jose Theodore recorded...

2009-03-28 21:17:18

Slava Kozlov and Tobias Enstrom had a goal and two assists apiece Saturday when the Atlanta Thrashers skated to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk scored his team-leading 40th goal. Nathan Oystrick, Marty Reasoner and Colby Armstrong had one goal each for Atlanta, which has won nine of its last 12 games. Eric Perrin added two assists and Thrashers' goaltender Johan Hedberg made 18 saves on 21 shots. Ottawa was led by Jason Spezza's two goals and one assist. Ryan...

2009-03-16 21:02:58

Kari Lehtonen made 49 saves Monday to help the Atlanta Thrashers set a franchise record with their sixth straight win, a 5-1 victory over Washington. Tobias Enstrom and Slava Kozlov each had a goal and an assist for the Thrashers, who have won seven of their last eight, but still have the third-worst record in the NHL Eastern Conference. Jose Theodore started the game in goal for Washington but was pulled after giving up four goals on 19 shots. Simeon Varlamov replaced Theodore and allowed...

2009-03-14 23:31:28

Brett Sterling scored the only shootout goal Saturday night, leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Atlanta's Todd White scored his 19th goal this season to tie the game at 3-3 four seconds from the end of the second period, and the third period and overtime were scoreless. Atlanta's Slava Kozlov and Marty Reasoner scored goals and Tobias Enstrom had two assists, while Kari Lehtonen was credited with 34 saves on 37 shots for the Thrashers -- who recorded their...

2009-02-24 21:20:49

Rich Peverley scored the game-deciding goal and added an assist Tuesday, handing the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Tobias Enstrom added a goal and an assist, and Ilya Kovalchuk and Marty Reasoner also scored for Atlanta. Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves in the win. Milan Hejduk had two goals to lead the Avalanche. Chris Stewart also scored. Peter Budaj gave up four goals on 26 shots in the loss. Twenty-three-year-old Colorado forward Paul Stastny, who missed the last...

2009-02-15 23:09:08

Ilya Kovalchuk scored a hat trick and added an assist Sunday, leading the Atlanta Thrashers to an 8-4 rout of the Anaheim Ducks. Kovalchuk's three goals came within a span of about 7 minutes in the second period, which ended with Atlanta up 6-1. The hat trick was the 11th of his NHL career. Rich Peverley, Bryan Little, Colby Armstrong, Colin Stuart and Niclas Havelid posted the other Atlanta goals. Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves for Atlanta, which won for just the third time in 10 games. Teemu...

2009-02-10 22:06:03

Kari Lehtonen blocked 40 shots for Atlanta Tuesday, backstopping a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colin Stuart, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the Thrashers, who came back from an early 1-0 deficit. Gary Roberts put Tampa Bay ahead just 1:24 into the first period but the Lightning were shut down the rest of the way by Lehtonen. Stuart tied the score later in the first period and Koslov fired in the goal that turned out to be the game-winner early in the second....


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