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January 21, 2009
Who: Flyers (24-12-9) vs. Atlanta Thrashers (17-25-5) When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM) Ticket availability: As of yesterday, a very limited number of tickets remained.  
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December 6, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Marc Savard scored two goals, Byron Dafoe won for the first time in 10 months and the Atlanta Thrashers defeated the visiting Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 6-2, last night. Slava Kozlov scored a goal and assisted on three others for the Thrashers, winning for just the second time in six games. Savard has scored six goals in six games since recovering much sooner than expected from ankle surgery. J.P. Vigier scored for the fourth game in a row. In other games: At Raleigh, N.C., Mike Ribeiro scored a power-play goal with less than 6 minutes remaining to rally the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-1 tie with Carolina.
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January 19, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Cristobal Huet played like an All-Star after being called out after his last start, blocking nearly everything the Atlanta Thrashers shot his way. Huet, who will play in his first All-Star Game on Wednesday at Dallas, made 44 saves and the Montreal Canadiens finally scored after two straight shutouts for a 4-1 win over the host Atlanta Thrashers last night. The Canadiens won for just the fifth time in 14 games, taking control early in the second period after two Atlanta players were sent to the penalty box about a minute apart.
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January 31, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Marian Hossa delivered the decisive goal in a shootout as the host Atlanta Thrashers edged the New Jersey Devils, 5-4, last night in a matchup of division leaders. The Thrashers ended a slump with three power-play goals, including two by Ilya Kovalchuk. Atlanta earned its fourth consecutive home win over New Jersey, which has lost two straight overall. Slava Kozlov also scored for Atlanta in the shootout and added three assists in regulation. In other games: At Buffalo, Daniel Briere netted his second career hat trick, and Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek added a goal and an assist as the Sabres beat Boston, 7-1 . . . At Raleigh, N.C., Nik Antropov scored two goals in the third period to lead Toronto to a 4-1 victory over Carolina . . . At Uniondale, N.Y., Henrik Zetterberg capped Detroit's rally from a 3-0 deficit going into the third period by scoring in overtime for a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders . . . At Ottawa, Dany Heatley scored his 31st goal to lead the Senators to a 3-2 win over Washington . . . At Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots and the Penguins beat Florida, 3-0 . . . At Denver, Andrew Brunette and Wojtek Wolski each had a goal and an assist as Colorado beat Nashville, 4-3 . . . At St. Louis, Pierre-Marc Bouchard's second goal snapped a third-period tie, helping Minnesota beat the Blues, 5-2 . . . At Calgary, Craig Conroy scored twice against his former team in his first game with his new club, leading the Flames...
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April 7, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Bob Hartley told his Atlanta Thrashers to treat their game against Carolina like a Game 7. His team responded with a performance last night that clinched the franchise's first division title. Ilya Kovalchuk, Pascal Dupuis and Marian Hossa scored to lead the visiting Thrashers past the Hurricanes, 4-1. Johan Hedberg finished with 32 saves for the Thrashers, who clinched the Southeast Division when Tampa Bay lost to Florida. Eric Belanger added a late goal for Atlanta. "That's why we're all here," Kovalchuk said.
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February 29, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Trent Hunter scored off a faceoff in overtime and the visiting New York Islanders recovered last night after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the slumping Atlanta Thrashers, 5-4. Josef Vasicek gained control of the puck following the faceoff and passed to Hunter, who scored from the slot at 3:51 to give the Thrashers their fifth straight loss. Atlanta's Bobby Holik scored with 1:22 left in regulation to force the overtime. Mike Comrie's second goal of the game gave New York a 4-3 lead early in the third period.
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November 27, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Mario Lemieux's day-to-day status is stretching into weeks, and the Pittsburgh Penguins still don't have a good idea when he will be back. They're hoping his sore hip starts feeling better later this week but, more realistically, are hoping for next week. But then it could be the week after, or maybe even longer. "He's just resting and hopefully when he's ready, we can get him a couple of good practices," coach Rick Kehoe said yesterday. Lemieux hasn't played since Nov. 14 against the New York Islanders, his third game back after an unexpectedly short five-game layoff following arthroscopic hip surgery.
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January 25, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Ilya Kovalchuk and Tony Hrkac scored third-period goals as the Atlanta Thrashers rebounded from a terrible start to beat visiting New Jersey last night, 4-2. The Thrashers trailed 2-0 after the first period. Atlanta tied the game on second-period goals by Pascal Rheaume and Jeff Odgers, and went ahead to stay on Kovalchuk's goal 48 seconds into the third. Hrkac added a shorthanded goal with 38 seconds left. "It was a tremendous two periods by our team," said Thrashers coach Kurt Fraser.
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October 14, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Ray Whitney scored on a tip-in with one-half second left in the third period last night, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes past the host Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3, the defending Stanley Cup champion's first win of the season. Cam Ward stopped 31 shots for the Hurricanes, who were off to an 0-3-1 start. An overtime period seemed inevitable until Whitney's first goal of the season in the final second. Whitney tipped in a shot by Eric Staal. The last-second shot capped a frustrating night for Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who gave up three first-period goals and then shut out the Hurricanes until Whitney's game-winner.
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November 28, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Ed Belfour made 31 saves, allowing only Ilya Kovalchuk's NHL-leading 17th goal last night in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-1 victory over the host Atlanta Thrashers. Kovalchuk scored with 1 minute, 26 seconds left to bring the Thrashers to within 2-1, but Owen Nolan scored his second goal of the game 27 seconds later to seal Toronto's third straight win - matching a season-best streak. Belfour had an injury scare 2 minutes earlier when he was sent sprawling to the ice following a collision with Atlanta's Serge Aubin.
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November 21, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ASK ERIC LINDROS what he remembers about his first practice with John LeClair after that franchise-altering, midseason trade with Montreal and he doesn't hesitate. "I didn't know a whole lot about John," Lindros said. "Things seemed to click within the first practice. We had a great deal of fun, we worked hard, but we really wanted to score in practice as much as we could. "[We were] really focusing on making sure that the bottom line was not only that we got a shot, but it went in. " The man tasked with stopping most of those shots from 1995-99 was Ron Hextall.
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April 23, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
ANTTI MIETTINEN scored with 7:36 left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots, including a huge glove save on Thomas Vanek with 5:45 left to preserve the victory. Winnipeg (24-19-3) improved 6-0-1 in its past seven and moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. Just as important, the Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington.
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March 8, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NHL MOVED a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season. Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald Fehr, the NHL will only need to get approval from team owners to put it in place. Fehr signed off on the plan after discussions with the union's executive board and said the realignment issue will be "re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season. " No official details of the changes have been released by the NHL, but it is widely believed that teams such as Detroit and Columbus will be put into more travel-friendly divisions in the Eastern time zone, and the Winnipeg Jets - formerly the Atlanta Thrashers - will leave the Southeast Division for a spot in the Western Conference.
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October 10, 2011
The NHL returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a cold reminder of the challenge that lies ahead. Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens put a damper on a massive civic celebration with a 5-1 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The return of big-league hockey to the city had fans celebrating in the streets hours before the puck was dropped and horns honking outside the MTS Centre throughout the afternoon. Virtually everyone was decked out in Jets gear - both new and old. With so much of the focus on the anticipation surrounding the NHL's return after 15 years, the performance of the team itself almost seemed secondary.
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June 1, 2011 | Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The NHL will return to Winnipeg next season, 15 years after shaky economics and the lack of a local owner led to the sale of the Jets and the team's move from the frigid prairie city to Phoenix. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and will play in Winnipeg's MTS Arena next season under a name still to be determined. The reported price was $170 million. The transaction must be approved by the league's board of governors June 21, but that's expected to be a formality.
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April 8, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Rangers' playoff chances were squarely in their hands heading into the final days of the regular season. The visiting Atlanta Thrashers, with nothing else to play for, took it away without much of a fight. Rob Schremp and Andrew Ladd scored 15 seconds apart in the second period, Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves, and the Thrashers delivered a crushing blow to the Rangers' postseason hopes with a 3-0 victory last night. For the second straight season, New York will play its final game with the playoffs hanging in the balance.
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October 21, 2010
Sabres snap skid, beating Thrashers Tyler Myers and Cody McCormick scored early in the second period, and Ryan Miller made 17 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres end a five-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night. Tyler Ennis and Thomas Vanek also scored for Buffalo. Tobias Enstrom scored for Atlanta. Rick Nash scored two goals and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks before 9,802 fans - the smallest crowd ever to see a Blue Jackets home game.
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June 25, 2010
Former Flyers coach Craig Ramsay was named Thursday to coach the Atlanta Thrashers. Ramsay, who spent the last three years as an assistant with Boston, was the Flyers' coach from early in the 1999-2000 season (when he replaced Roger Neilson) until after the 2000-01 season. Stanley Cup champion Chicago sent center Colin Fraser to Edmonton for a sixth-round draft pick. The move comes one day after the Blackhawks sent playoff star Dustin Byfuglien, defenseman Brent Sopel , and forward Ben Eager to Atlanta.
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March 22, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers have 10 games remaining, time enough to sharpen their game for the playoffs, time enough to get their golf clubs in order in case the postseason goes on without them. The chance the latter could happen increased a bit last night as the crowd at the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff chase continued to close in on them. For the second straight night, Atlanta played with more energy and purpose as the Thrashers finished a sweep of the home-and-home series, handing the Flyers a 3-1 defeat at the Wachovia Center.
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December 15, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Johan Hedberg was so busy during the game, he deserved the break he got in the shootout. Hedberg made a career-best 46 saves and then was perfect in two shootout rounds to lift the visiting Atlanta Thrashers to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers last night. Captain Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored on the Thrashers' only shootout shots against Henrik Lundqvist. Hedberg made a pad save on NHL-leading goal scorer Marian Gaborik in the first round, then watched the puck slide off the stick of Ales Kotalik before he could muster an attempt.
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