Latest 2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers season Stories
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.
A goal by David Booth lifted Florida to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers Thursday, but the victory failed to get the Panthers into the NHL playoffs. Florida was eliminated from playoff contention when the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 2-1 and Montreal gained a point in a 5-4 overtime loss to
Rich Peverley's second goal of the game put Atlanta in front in the third period Friday and the Thrashers went on to down Florida 3-1. The Panthers missed a chance to move into an eighth-place tie with the idle New York Rangers in the fight for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Marty Reasoner's goal, coming with 49.3 seconds left in overtime Thursday night, gave the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 victory over Edmonton. The Thrashers won their fourth straight game, with Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little and Jim Slater also scoring.
The Colorado Avalanche were unable to solve Kari Lehtonen Tuesday and the 25-year-old Finn produced his 14th career shutout, a 3-0 Atlanta victory. Lehtonen was called upon to make 35 saves in the Thrasher's fifth win in their last seven games. After nearly two periods of scoreless action, rookie defenseman Zach Bogosian got the game-winner with 2:28 remaining in the second and Todd White made it 2-0 before the period ended.
The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Niclas Havelid from the Atlanta Thrashers Monday in a trade for defenseman Anssi Salmela and forward Myles Stoesz. Havelid, 35, had two goals and 13 assists in 63 games this season for the Thrashers.
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.
Chris Thorburn had a goal and an assist Tuesday, keying the Atlanta Thrashers' 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadians. Zach Bogosian, Erik Christensen and Rich Peverley also scored for the Thrashers, who have won three games in a row.
Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist Saturday night when the Atlanta Thrashers pounded the Nashville Predators 7-2. Zach Bogosian picked up his first career goal for the Thrashers.
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.
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