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Thrashers 3, Senators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Thrashers 3, Senators 2
Ottawa Senators 2, Atlanta Thrashers 3

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.

Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson tallied one goal against the Thrashers. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NHLI via Getty Images) - Photo Gallery

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:43
OTT
Jason Spezza (11) ASST: Randy Robitaille (6)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
07:14
ATL
Eric Boulton (3) ASST: Chris Thorburn (3), Jim Slater (5)
1 - 1 Tie
17:00
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (20) ASST: Jason Spezza (31), Dany Heatley (23)
2 - 1 OTT
17:46
ATL
Ilya Kovalchuk (28) ASST: Ken Klee (4), Bobby Holik (9)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
00:47
ATL
PPG - Todd White (9) ASST: Tobias Enstrom (16), Mark Recchi (8)
3 - 2 ATL
penalty summary
1st Period
04:54
ATL
Jim Slater  Fighting against  Cody Bass
04:54
OTT
Cody Bass  Fighting against  Jim Slater
10:49
OTT
Wade Redden  Hooking against  Jim Slater
14:25
OTT
Wade Redden  Roughing against  Eric Perrin
2nd Period
00:53
OTT
Dany Heatley  Cross checking against  Mark Recchi
20:00
OTT
Chris Phillips  Hi-sticking against  Mark Recchi
3rd Period
01:52
OTT
Luke Richardson  Hi-sticking against  Vyacheslav Kozlov
05:02
ATL
Pascal Dupuis  Roughing against  Chris Neil
05:02
ATL
Bobby Holik  Roughing against  Chris Phillips
05:02
OTT
Chris Phillips  Roughing against  Bobby Holik
05:02
OTT
Chris Phillips  Roughing against  Bobby Holik
05:02
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Pascal Dupuis
07:41
ATL
Alexei Zhitnik  Tripping against  Dany Heatley
18:52
ATL
Bobby Holik  Hooking against  Dany Heatley
goalie stats
Martin Gerber
SA: 45TOI: 58:32
Saves: 42EV: 32 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .933SH: 0 - 0
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1