Latest 2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers season Stories

2009-02-08 18:03:22

Jeff Carter scored twice and added an assist Sunday for Philadelphia, which extended its win streak over Atlanta to 14 games with a 3-2 victory. Joffrey Lupul notched the other goal for Philadelphia and Scott Hartnell contributed two assists. Antero Niittymaki blocked 29 shots and improved his career record against Atlanta to 13-0-0. Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Kozlov posted power-play goals for Atlanta. Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg was credited with 20 saves.

2009-02-06 21:35:02

Travis Zajac touched off a three-goal opening period Friday night and the New Jersey Devils coasted to a 5-1 victory over Atlanta. Zajac scored 4:34 into the game. John Madden and David Clarkson added goals to give the Devils a 3-0 lead after the first period. New Jersey eventually drove Kari Lehtonen to the bench after he allowed five goals on 24 shots through the first period and a half. Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored in the second period for the Devils, who had an eight-game winning...

2009-01-29 21:31:34

Kyle Okposo scored two goals Thursday night and the New York Islanders hung on to win their first road game in more than two months, beating Atlanta 5-4. The Islanders built a four-goal lead before fighting off a comeback by the Thrashers. New York had lost 14 consecutive road contests, having last won away from home Nov. 24 in Montreal. It was New York's second straight victory after losing eight straight. New York led 4-0 after one period on goals by Trent Hunter, Okposo, Tim Jackman and...

2009-01-21 21:36:39

Mike Knuble's 17th and 18th goals this season secured the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-3 win against the Atlanta Thrashers Wednesday. Knuble scored at 12:12 of the third period to give Philadelphia a 4-2 cushion, and into an empty net at 19:19 to cap the scoring. Scott Hartnell, Darroll Powe and Randy Jones each scored once. Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne both had two assists. Goalie Antero Nittymaki made 28 saves on 31 shots for the Flyers, who head the All-Star break with four wins in their last six...

2009-01-16 21:55:00

Rich Peverley scored with 1:09 to go in overtime Friday and the Atlanta Thrashers overcame a three-goal deficit to pull out a much-needed 4-3 win over Toronto. The Thrashers, leading only the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference, had lost eight out of 10 games and seemed headed for another setback. Toronto took a 3-0 lead after one period, but Ilya Kovalchuk scored the first of his two goals on the night 70 seconds into the second period. Bryan Little brought the Thrashers within one...

2009-01-08 21:03:38

Kari Lehtonen picked up his first shutout of the season Thursday by making 29 saves and leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-0 decision over New Jersey. It was the 12th NHL career save for Lehtonen, who had lost in five of his six previous appearances. Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist for the Thrashers, who won for only the second time in eight games. Todd White had two assists, giving him 17 points in his last 15 outings. Scott Clemmensen allowed three goals on 19 shots in his 13th...

2009-01-04 18:59:27

Tampa Bay jumped ahead early and got two goals from Martin St. Louis Sunday en route to a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. Steve Eminger opened the scoring 2:48 into the opening period and the Lightning built a 4-0 lead on St. Louis's goals and one by Ryan Malone before Atlanta scored with just 22 seconds left in the game. Mike Smith made 27 saves for Tampa Bay, which ended a three-game losing streak. Erik Christensen scored for the Thrashers, who have lost five of their last six...

2009-01-02 21:59:50

Atlanta's Erik Christensen scored the game-winner Friday in the Thrashers' 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver. The Thrashers won the shootout, 2-1, with Slava Kozlov scoring their other goal. Pavol Demitra scored Vancouver's lone shootout goal. Regulation and the overtime ended in a 3-3 tie. Atlanta was led by Ilya Kovalchuk's goal and assist. Joey Crabb (shorthanded) and Kozlov also scored once apiece, while Kari Lehtonen was credited with 35 saves on 38 shots for the Thrashers, who broke a...

2008-12-23 21:39:49

Bryan Little's power-play goal in the third period -- his second score of the night -- was the game-winner Tuesday in a 4-2 Atlanta win over the N.Y. Islanders. It was the Islanders' 10th consecutive defeat, their longest since losing 10 in a row Dec. 22, 1997, through Jan. 10, 1998. The Thrashers also got goals from Mathieu Schneider and Colby Armstrong. Ilya Kovalchuk had two assists -- the 500th and 501st in his career in his 500th NHL game. Johan Hedberg came up with 23 stops for Atlanta,...

2008-12-16 22:02:05

Colby Armstrong knocked in two goals for the Atlanta Thrashers, who ended a three-game losing streak Tuesday with a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves for Atlanta. Vyacheslav Kozlov and Todd White got the other Thrashers goals. Chris Kelly scored for Ottawa, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Ottawa goalie Martin Gerber blocked 21 shots.

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