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game recap

Thrashers 6, Senators 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:43 AM

Associated Press

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Thrashers 6, Senators 1
Ottawa Senators 1, Atlanta Thrashers 6

ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and the Atlanta Thrashers dumped the Ottawa Senators 6-1 on Tuesday night for their first regulation victory in 21 games.

The Thrashers, who had lost 11 of their previous 12, were coming off an embarrassing 8-1 home loss to Southeast Division rival Washington on Saturday.

Atlanta goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves and the Thrashers held Ottawa to 0-for-3 on power plays. The Senators' NHL-worst power play percentage dipped to 14.0.

Already without captain Daniel Alfredsson, who's recovering from a separated shoulder, the Senators played their second straight game without defenceman Filip Kuba (upper body) and third straight without Milan Michalek (upper body). Centres Jason Spezza (knee) and Jesse Winchester (knee) are out indefinitely.

The Thrashers scored the go-ahead goal on defenceman Pavel Kubina's slap shot 17:08 into the first, following Peter Regin's tying goal at the 7:29 mark of the first period.

Kovalchuk made it 3-1 with a wrister at 18:31 that gave him 17 points in his last 20 games.

Eric Boulton's tip-in made it 1-0 on the power play 3:36 into the first.

Todd White scored his first goal in 35 games to give the Thrashers a 4-1 lead early in the second.

Tobias Enstrom put the Thrashers up 5-1 with a wrister from the left circle 9:43 into the second. Kovalchuk, after controlling his own rebound, passed from behind the net for Enstrom's fourth goal.

Bryan Little made it 6-1 early in the third, scoring on a breakaway for his sixth goal.

NOTES: Atlanta defenseman Christoph Schubert's night ended midway through the first with a game misconduct and a major boarding penalty against Ottawa F Jonathan Cheechoo ... The Thrashers last scored three first-period goals on Dec. 19, but lost 5-4 despite chasing New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur before the second ... The Senators make the middle stop of their five-game road trip on Thursday when they visit Madison Square Garden in New York to face the Rangers (7 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
03:36
ATL
PPG - Eric Boulton (2) Tip-in - ASST: Vyacheslav Kozlov (12), Todd White (14)
1 - 0 ATL
12:01
OTT
Peter Regin (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Neil (5), Jarkko Ruutu (9)
1 - 1 Tie
17:08
ATL
Pavel Kubina (5) Slapshot - ASST: Ron Hainsey (9), Ilya Kovalchuk (23)
2 - 1 ATL
18:31
ATL
Ilya Kovalchuk (26) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Thorburn (5), Rich Peverley (23)
3 - 1 ATL
2nd Period
02:02
ATL
Todd White (4) Snap shot - ASST: Vyacheslav Kozlov (13)
4 - 1 ATL
09:43
ATL
Tobias Enstrom (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Ilya Kovalchuk (24), Bryan Little (12)
5 - 1 ATL
3rd Period
00:14
ATL
Bryan Little (6) Slapshot - ASST: Jim Slater (1), Ondrej Pavelec (1)
6 - 1 ATL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:47
OTT
Chris Neil  Hooking against  Ilya Kovalchuk
04:46
OTT
Shean Donovan  Fighting (maj) against  Boris Valabik
04:46
ATL
Boris Valabik  Fighting (maj) against  Shean Donovan
05:01
ATL
Christoph Schubert  Boarding (maj) against  Jonathan Cheechoo
05:01
ATL
Christoph Schubert  Game misconduct against  Jonathan Cheechoo
08:19
OTT
Alex Kovalev  Slashing against  Rich Peverley
09:21
OTT
Anton Volchenkov  Holding against  Ilya Kovalchuk
2nd Period
04:33
ATL
Eric Boulton  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
04:33
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Boulton
06:32
ATL
Colby Armstrong  Tripping against  Mike Fisher
15:00
ATL
Vyacheslav Kozlov  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jarkko Ruutu
15:00
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Vyacheslav Kozlov
3rd Period
10:43
OTT
Shean Donovan  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jim Slater
14:34
ATL
Eric Boulton  Misconduct (10 min) against  Chris Neil
14:34
OTT
Chris Neil  Misconduct (10 min) against  Eric Boulton
16:45
OTT
Shean Donovan  Hi-sticking against  Marty Reasoner
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
SA: 14TOI: 40:00
Saves: 11EV: 10 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .786SH: 0 - 0
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 14TOI: 20:00
Saves: 11EV: 10 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .786SH: 0 - 0
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
10-12-3
SA: 31TOI: 59:53
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .968SH: 1 - 1