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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...

2009-04-11 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.

2009-04-05 17:12:06

The Washington Capitals, led by Brooks Laich with a goal and two assists, scored four times in the third period Sunday to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 6-4. Tomas Fleischmann, Keith Aucoin, Michael Nylander, Eric Fehr and Alexander Semin also scored for Washington, which holds second place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, two points ahead of New Jersey. Colby Armstrong, Jim Slater, Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov accounted for the Thrashers' scoring. Caps' goalie Jose Theodore recorded...

2009-04-01 20:55:23

Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 29 seconds left in overtime Wednesday, lifting Atlanta to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo. The Sabres had a three-game winning streak snapped and suffered the loss of a badly -needed point in their chase for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Buffalo is 10th in the East, trailing No. 8 Montreal by five points with both teams having six games left. Prior to their three-game streak, the Sabres had lost six out of seven to significantly damage their playoff...

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...

2009-03-26 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...

2009-03-24 22:06:20

Alex Kovalev and Alex Tanguay each scored two goals Tuesday and the Montreal Canadiens skated to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists and Glen Metropolit also scored for Montreal, which ended a five-game winless streak. Tanguay and Andrei Markov had three assists. Carey Price made 22 saves for the Canadiens. Montreal moved two points ahead of idle Florida into sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL East with each team having...

2009-03-21 22:57:36

Slava Kozlov scored the game-winner in a shootout Saturday when the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. After the first three shooters in the extra segment failed to score, Kozlov fired a wrist shot past the stick side of Tampa Bay netminder Karri Ramo. In regulation, Kozlov scored his 22nd goal in the first period. Todd White (power play) and Ilya Kovalchuk (power play) also scored goals -- Kovalchuk getting his 37th. Tobias Enstrom had two assists and White had one, while...

2009-03-20 22:11:13

Johan Franzen scored his 30th goal of the season Friday and had two assists as part of an offensive display that gave Detroit a 6-3 win over Atlanta. The high-powered Red Wings won for the fourth straight time and have captured seven out of nine games. Detroit already owned a 3-0 lead when Franzen scored on the power play 7:55 into the third period. Marian Hossa reached 36 goals for the season with a third-period tally and Pavel Datsyuk moved within one of the 30-goal mark with a tally in the...

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...


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