Latest 2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers season Stories

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.

2009-03-28 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...

2009-03-06 22:45:44

Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves Friday night to record his second shutout of the season, giving the Atlanta Thrashers a 2-0 triumph over Montreal. Bryan Little scored on the power play with 2:32 to play in the first period and it remained a 1-0 game until Rich Peverley put one into an empty net with 36 seconds left in the contest. Lehtonen, who has 13 shutouts for his NHL career, helped the Thrashers improve to 2-1 on a four-game homestand. Ilya Kovalchuk had an assist on both goals, giving him...

2009-03-03 22:06:56

Michael Frolik scored two goals Tuesday, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Cory Stillman had a goal and an assist and Stephen Weiss had three assists to help Florida get its third win in its last four games. Richard Zednik also scored for the Panthers. Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun earned the win with 27 saves in his return, after sitting out four games with an ear infection. Ilya Kovalchuk, Colby Armstrong and Jim Slater scored for Atlanta, which has...

2009-02-28 21:34:00

Ilya Kovalchuk capped a four-goal third-period burst Saturday night and scored five points in the Atlanta Thrashers' 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Kovalchuk scored his 33rd goal in the second period and his 34th (empty net) with three seconds left in the contest. He also assisted on two third period goals from Rich Peverley and one by Todd White. It was his first five-point contest this season. Kari Lehtonen made 32 saves on 35 shots for the Thrashers, who trailed, 3-1, before their...

2009-01-27 22:23:58

Marty Turco made 25 saves in his 35th career shutout Tuesday, a 2-0 Dallas Stars victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Jere Lehtinen and Steve Ott scored for the Stars, who have won three of their last four games. Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 33 shots for the Thrashers, who have lost two straight.

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...

2009-01-20 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...

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