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Schremp lifts Thrashers over Islanders

Mar 25, 2011 - 3:24 AM
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Former Islander Rob Schremp scored the game- winner, and the Atlanta Thrashers edged New York, 2-1, at Nassau Coliseum.

Andrew Ladd also tallied for Atlanta, which won in regulation for the first time since February 11. Blake Wheeler collected two assists and Chris Mason made 14 saves.

"I liked the way we played, and I know we can play like that far more often," said Thrashers head coach Craig Ramsay.

John Tavares had the lone goal for the Islanders, who returned home after a 2-1-2 road trip. Al Montoya stopped 32 shots in defeat.

"It seemed like we were behind the play the whole night, just a little sluggish," Tavares said.

Ladd staked Atlanta to a 1-0 lead with his team-leading 27th goal of the season, hammering home Wheeler's pass from behind the net at the 7:56 mark of the first period.

New York pulled even 1:38 into the second as Tavares potted his 27th tally. But Schremp put Atlanta up 2-1 on a power play, firing an innocuous-looking wrister from the top of the left circle at 13:56 of the middle stanza. The Thrashers claimed Schremp off waivers from New York last month.

The Islanders had an opportunity to tie the game when Atlanta defenseman Tobias Enstrom was called for hooking with 33 seconds left in regulation. New York, though, failed to muster any quality scoring chances with Montoya on the bench for an extra skater. The Islanders finished 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Game Notes

The Islanders announced Thursday that defenseman Mark Streit (shoulder) has not been cleared by doctors and will miss the remainder of the season. Streit was injured during a scrimmage back in September.