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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.
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.
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.
Florida ripped the Atlanta Thrashers 8-4 Saturday, with Ville Peltonen scoring twice and six other Panthers adding a goal apiece. The Panthers led all the way, knocking in three goals in the first period and five in the third. Radek Dvorak posted a goal and two assists, Micheal Frolik, David Booth and
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.
Justin Pogge won his NHL debut and Alexei Ponikarovsky, Matt Stajan and Nik Antropov had nine points Monday when Toronto beat Atlanta 6-2. Pogge, recalled from Toronto's AHL affiliate Sunday, got the start in goal with Vesa Toskala out with a groin pull.
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