ATLANTA - Todd White's power-play goal 47 seconds into the third period broke a tie and helped the Atlanta Thrashers snap the Ottawa Senators' winning streak at six with a 3-2 victory Thursday night.
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Atlanta, which ended its four-game skid on Tuesday night with a win over Tampa Bay, beat Ottawa for the first time this season after three previous losses. The Eastern Conference-leading Senators fell to 22-8-3.
On the strength of their back-to-back wins, the Thrashers are 16-17-1 this season after rebounding from an 0-6 start.
White converted from in close, beating goalie Martin Gerber, who had 42 saves. The Thrashers tied a franchise record with 45 shots.
Tobias Enstrom and Mark Recchi assisted on White's ninth of the season, set up when Ottawa's Chris Phillips was sent off for high-sticking at the end of the second period.
The Senators took a 2-1 lead with three minutes left in the second period on a goal by Daniel Alfredsson, his 20th of the season. He beat Kari Lehtonen with a shot that went between the goalie's legs. Jason Spezza, who scored Ottawa's first goal, assisted with Dany Heatley.
The Thrashers tied it 46 seconds later when Ilya Kovalchuk put a rebound of Ken Klee's shot past Gerber. It was the NHL-leading 28th goal for Kovalchuk, who has scored four times in three games.
The Senators took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Spezza's 11th goal, converting a perfect cross-ice pass from Randy Robitaille at 5:43.
Atlanta tied it at 1-1 at 7:14 of the second period when Eric Boulton scored his third goal.
Notes: The Thrashers outshot Ottawa 21-7 in the first period, but trailed 1-0 ... Atlanta matched the 45 shots it recorded on Jan. 18 against Montreal ... Ottawa outscored the Thrashers 19-11 this season. Kovalchuk scored seven of Atlanta's goals ... Heatley has six goals and three assists in his last five games and 12 goals and 10 assists in 15 ... Alfredsson extended his point streak to 10 games (four goals, 11 assists) ... Recchi has two goals and three assists in five games since being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh.