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Thrashers make playoff debut against Rangers

Apr 12, 2007 - 2:37 PM NY Rangers (42-30-10) at Atlanta (43-28-11) 7:00 pm EDT Eastern Conference quarterfinals

ATLANTA (Ticker) - The Atlanta Thrashers play their first postseason game in franchise history Thursday when they face the New York Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

In the playoffs for the first time in their seven-year history, the Thrashers gained the third seed after winning the Southeast Division.

Despite never making the postseason, the Thrashers boast plenty of experience.

Thrashers coach Bob Hartley led Colorado to the championship in 2001, while Bobby Holik, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Greg de Vries and Jon Sim have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. Scott Mellanby has been to the Finals twice, but the captain still is searching for his first title.

Making their second straight playoff appearance after missing the postseason in seven straight seasons, the sixth-seeded Rangers enter with momentum after going 13-3-4 in their last 20 games.

The Rangers will have to contain winger Marian Hossa, who finished with 43 goals and 100 points. He also had his way against the Rangers, collecting eight points in four games during the regular season.

Atlanta took three of the four games against New York this season, with a pair of the wins coming in overtime.








  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 2 2 0 4
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - JAROMIR JAGR 1 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, FEDOR TYUTIN) 12:50
    NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 1 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR)
    16:47
    ATL - (PP) ERIC BELANGER 1 (NICLAS HAVELID, KEITH TKACHUK)
    19:01
    2ND PRD: NYR -

    Apr 12 9:29 PM
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    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 9:25 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 4
    ATLANTA 3
    3RD PRD: ATL - PASCAL DUPUIS 1 (BRAD LARSEN, BOBBY HOLIK) 5:50

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 9:06 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 2 2 4
    ATLANTA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - JAROMIR JAGR 1 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, FEDOR TYUTIN) 12:50
    NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 1 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR)
    16:47
    ATL - (PP) ERIC BELANGER 1 (NICLAS HAVELID, KEITH TKACHUK)
    19:01
    2

    Apr 12 8:39 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 4
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: NYR - MICHAEL NYLANDER 1 (PETR PRUCHA, THOMAS POCK) 16:56

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 8:36 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 3
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: ATL - SHANE HNIDY 1 (BRAD LARSEN, PASCAL DUPUIS) 12:19

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 8:27 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 3
    ATLANTA 1
    2ND PRD: NYR - MARCEL HOSSA 1 (FEDOR TYUTIN, MICHAEL NYLANDER) 10:52

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 8:22 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 2 2
    ATLANTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - JAROMIR JAGR 1 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, FEDOR TYUTIN) 12:50
    NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 1 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR)
    16:47
    ATL - (PP) ERIC BELANGER 1 (NICLAS HAVELID, KEITH TKACHUK)
    19:01
    S

    Apr 12 7:47 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 2
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) ERIC BELANGER 1 (NICLAS HAVELID, KEITH TKACHUK)
    19:01

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 7:46 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 2
    ATLANTA 0
    1ST PRD: NYR - (PP) MICHAL ROZSIVAL 1 (MARTIN STRAKA, JAROMIR JAGR)
    16:47

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 7:42 PM


  • PLAYOFFS
    NHL NY RANGERS 1
    ATLANTA 0
    1ST PRD: NYR - JAROMIR JAGR 1 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, FEDOR TYUTIN) 12:50

    Rangers vs. ThrashersApr 12 7:32 PM