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Flyers hope to remain perfect against Thrashers

Feb 3, 2007 - 2:55 PM Philadelphia (12-32-7) at Atlanta (29-17-8) 7:00 pm EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have not been very successful against many teams this season. The Atlanta Thrashers, however, are one club against which they have.

The NHL's worst team this campaign, the Flyers hope to remain perfect against the Thrashers when the teams meet for the third time Saturday in Atlanta.

Philadelphia has managed just a dozen wins in 51 games, bringing up the rear in the league standings with 31 points. However, the proud franchise has been considerably better on the road, going 9-17-1 as opposed to a pitiful 3-15-6 mark on home ice.

The Flyers enter Saturday's contest having lost 11 of their last 12. But that one victory came here at Philips Arena on January 28, when Jeff Carter scored both goals in a 2-1 triumph.

Philadelphia also posted a 3-2 shootout victory at home over Atlanta on October 26.

The Thrashers, who sit atop the Southeast Division with 66 points, come into the game having lost two of their last three. Atlanta easily could be on a four-game losing streak, having posted its last two wins beyond regulation.

Ilya Kovalchuk will be looking to begin another goal-scoring streak for the Thrashers. The former Maurice Richard Trophy winner had a four-game run in which he tallied six times halted in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

Philadelphia hopes to rebound from a disappointing loss to New Jersey on Thursday. The Flyers held a 5-4 lead in the final minute of the contest before ultimately falling in overtime.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 4 5
    ATLANTA 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - DMITRY AFANASENKOV 5 (TODD FEDORUK) 2:41
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 30 (JON SIM) 3:36
    2ND PRD: ATL - JIM SLATER 5 (GLEN METROPOLIT) 3:37
    3RD PRD: PHI - SIMON GAGNE 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MIKE KNUBLE) 1:27
    PHI - MIKE YORK

    Feb 3 9:31 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 5
    ATLANTA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - (EN) ALEXEI ZHITNIK 5 (SAMI KAPANEN) 18:56

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 9:30 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 4
    ATLANTA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - (SH) JEFF CARTER 8 (UNASSISTED) 14:03

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 9:21 PM
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    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 9:16 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 3
    ATLANTA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - MIKE YORK 8 (DERIAN HATCHER, DMITRY AFANASENKOV) 2:24

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 9:01 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    ATLANTA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - SIMON GAGNE 24 (PETER FORSBERG, MIKE KNUBLE) 1:27

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 8:56 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1
    ATLANTA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - DMITRY AFANASENKOV 5 (TODD FEDORUK) 2:41
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 30 (JON SIM) 3:36
    2ND PRD: ATL - JIM SLATER 5 (GLEN METROPOLIT) 3:37
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI

    Feb 3 8:36 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: ATL - JIM SLATER 5 (GLEN METROPOLIT) 3:37

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 8:08 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1
    ATLANTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - DMITRY AFANASENKOV 5 (TODD FEDORUK) 2:41
    ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 30 (JON SIM) 3:36
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    PHI 9 9
    ATL 14 14
    GO

    Feb 3 7:44 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 30 (JON SIM) 3:36

    Flyers vs. ThrashersFeb 3 7:18 PM