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Kovalchuk aims to entend torrid scoring pace vs. Montreal

Oct 30, 2007 - 1:29 PM Atlanta (3-8-0) at Montreal (6-2-2) 7:30 pm EDT

MONTREAL (Ticker) - Ilya Kovalchuk is no stranger to offensive production.

Kovalchuk and the Atlanta Thrashers continue a seven-game road trip Tuesday when they travel to the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens.

The first Thrasher in franchise history to score 50 goals in a season, Kovalchuk's point production dropped for the first time in his career last season, registering 76 one season after tallying 98.

This season, he looks to be back on track with 12 points, including three goals and four assists in his last four games.

Atlanta is 2-2-0 on a season-high road trip after downing the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, on Saturday. The Thrashers are 3-2-0 after starting the season with six straight losses and firing coach Bob Hartley.

Montreal has had no such issues as of late, outscoring its opponents 20-10 in winning four straight games. That number is quite impressive in the sense that 15 different players have scored goals during the streak and no player has scored more than two.

Canadiens rookie Carey Price, who got the win in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and regular goaltender Cristobal Huet have combined for a 2.54 goals-against average this season.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 2 0 0 (2) 3
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 0 (1) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10
    ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16
    ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) CHRIS H

    Thrashers vs. CanadiensOct 30 10:18 PM


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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 2 0 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 0 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10
    ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16
    ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) CHRIS HIG

    Oct 30 10:17 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 2 0 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 0 2 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10
    ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16
    ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) CHRIS HIGGINS

    Oct 30 10:13 PM
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    Thrashers vs. CanadiensOct 30 10:06 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 2 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10
    ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16
    ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) CHRIS HIGGINS 4 (SAKU KOIVU, ALEXEI KO

    Oct 30 10:04 PM


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    ATLANTA 2
    MONTREAL 2
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) CHRIS HIGGINS 4 (SAKU KOIVU, ALEXEI KOVALEV) 18:02

    Thrashers vs. CanadiensOct 30 10:01 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 2 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10
    ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16
    ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- --

    Oct 30 9:10 PM


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    ATLANTA 2
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 5 (UNASSISTED) 17:13

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    ATLANTA 1
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: ATL - ERIC PERRIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 16:16

    Thrashers vs. CanadiensOct 30 9:04 PM


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    ATLANTA 0
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ALEXEI KOVALEV 6 (UNASSISTED) 8:10

    Thrashers vs. CanadiensOct 30 8:50 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATL 13 13
    MON 2 2
    GOALIES: ATL - JOHAN HEDBERG
    MON - CAREY PRICE

    Oct 30 8:18 PM