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.
December 6, 2003 |
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.
January 19, 2007 |
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.
January 31, 2007 |
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...
April 7, 2007 |
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.
February 29, 2008 |
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.
November 27, 2001 |
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.
January 25, 2002 |
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.
October 14, 2006 |
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.
November 28, 2003 |
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.