Latest Anssi Salmela Stories

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...

2009-03-26 21:32:07

Todd White scored the game-winner Thursday in a shootout, boosting the Atlanta Thrashers to a 5-4 win over the New York Rangers. White was the 11th of 12 shooters in the shootout. He also had a goal and an assist in regulation. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 39th goal of the season at 19:39 of the second. He and Anssi Salmela had two assists apiece. Goaltenders Kari Lehtonen and Johan Hedberg combined to surrender four goals on 27 shots for the Thrashers, who rallied from a three-goal second...

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...

2009-03-02 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...

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