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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...

2009-04-09 21:56:38

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 Boston. Booth scored the game-winner with 4:25 remaining and Nathan Horton and Cory Stillman notched the other Florida goals. Zach Bogosian scored both of the Thrashers' goals. Tomas Vokoun had...

2009-04-03 22:11:48

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. The Rangers have 89 points and Florida has 87, with both teams having four games left on their schedule. Peverley broke a 1-1 tie with 8:54 to go in the final period by putting a wrist shot past Craig...

2009-03-13 00:06:54

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. Johan Hedberg made 29 saves to get the win. Bogosian lifted Atlanta into a 3-3 tie in the second period by putting a one-timer past Dwayne Roloson. Bogosian's shot came off a feed from Tobias Enstrom. The overtime goal came on a partial breakaway and...

2009-03-11 00:32:54

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. Rich Peverley added an empty-net tally late in the third period....

2009-03-02 18:49:05

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. In 613 career contests with Atlanta and Anaheim, the nine-year NHL veteran has 34 goals to go along with 133 assists. Salmela, 24, had three assists in 17 games with New Jersey this season. He had eight goals and 16 assists in 38 games with Lowell of the...

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...

2009-01-20 21:18:27

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. Atlanta's Kari Lehtonen stopped 34 shots. Max Pacioretty and Steve Begin scored for the Canadiens, who lost for just the second time in their last eight games. Montreal starting goalie Jaroslav Halak was relieved after allowing three goals on 14 shots in 24...

2009-01-17 22:12:06

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, Eric Perrin, Mathieu Schneider, Colby Armstrong and Jim Slater also scored, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for Atlanta. Jordin Tootoo and Shea Weber scored for the Predators, who have lost three of four and suffered their worst home defeat of the season. Starter Dan Ellis took the loss after...

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,...


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