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Thrashers look to snap skid vs. Hurricanes

Mar 5, 2008 - 1:15 PM
Carolina (34-29-5) at Atlanta (29-31-7) 7:00 pm EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) - The Atlanta Thrashers will try to end a season-high seven-game losing streak when they host the Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

The Thrashers are 0-4-3 in that stretch - but the non-regulation defeats have come in their last three games.

After falling 5-4 in overtime to the New York Islanders on Thursday, Atlanta lost to both the Boston Bruins on Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday by identical 3-2 scores. Both of those games went to a shootout.

Despite their troubles, the Thrashers - who are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference - are just eight points behind the Hurricanes.

Carolina has been on a roll as of late, posting a 7-2-1 record in its last 10 games. On Saturday, Sergei Samsonov had two goals and an assist to propel the Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the lowly Tampa Bay Lightning.

This season, the Hurricanes have had little trouble against the Thrashers, posting a 3-1-1 record against their division foe.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 2 2 2 6
    ATLANTA 1 1 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - CHRIS THORBURN 3 (BOBBY HOLIK, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 4:21
    CAR - SCOTT WALKER 8 (FRANTISEK KABERLE, KEITH AUCOIN) 8:12
    CAR - RYAN BAYDA 3 (SCOTT WALKER) 19:06
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) JOE CORVO 9 (SERGEI SAMSONOV, MATT CULL

    Mar 5 9:38 PM


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    CAROLINA 6
    ATLANTA 3
    3RD PRD: CAR - ERIC STAAL 32 (FRANTISEK KABERLE) 18:31

    Hurricanes 6, Thrashers 3  3rd - 1:29Mar 5 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 5
    ATLANTA 3
    3RD PRD: ATL - ILYA KOVALCHUK 43 (KEN KLEE, ALEXEI ZHITNIK) 12:17

    Hurricanes 5, Thrashers 3  3rd - 7:43Mar 5 9:22 PM


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    CAROLINA 5
    ATLANTA 2
    3RD PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 19 (UNASSISTED) 3:41

    Hurricanes 5, Thrashers 2  3rd - 16:19Mar 5 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 2 2 4
    ATLANTA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - CHRIS THORBURN 3 (BOBBY HOLIK, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 4:21
    CAR - SCOTT WALKER 8 (FRANTISEK KABERLE, KEITH AUCOIN) 8:12
    CAR - RYAN BAYDA 3 (SCOTT WALKER) 19:06
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) JOE CORVO 9 (SERGEI SAMSON

    Mar 5 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 4
    ATLANTA 2
    2ND PRD: ATL - ERIK CHRISTENSEN 10 (UNASSISTED) 17:09

    Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 2  2nd - 2:51Mar 5 8:34 PM
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    Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 1  2nd - 6:21Mar 5 8:31 PM


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    CAROLINA 4
    ATLANTA 1
    2ND PRD: CAR - ERIK COLE 18 (ERIC STAAL, FRANTISEK KABERLE) 10:39

    Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 1  2nd - 9:21Mar 5 8:22 PM


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    CAROLINA 3
    ATLANTA 1
    2ND PRD: CAR - (PP) JOE CORVO 9 (SERGEI SAMSONOV, MATT CULLEN) 0:27

    Hurricanes 3, Thrashers 1  2nd - 19:33Mar 5 8:03 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 2 2
    ATLANTA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - CHRIS THORBURN 3 (BOBBY HOLIK, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 4:21
    CAR - SCOTT WALKER 8 (FRANTISEK KABERLE, KEITH AUCOIN) 8:12
    CAR - RYAN BAYDA 3 (SCOTT WALKER) 19:06
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    ---

    Mar 5 7:43 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 2
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - RYAN BAYDA 3 (SCOTT WALKER) 19:06

    Hurricanes 2, Thrashers 1  1st - 0:54Mar 5 7:41 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: CAR - RYAN BAYDA 3 (SCOTT WALKER, FRANTISEK KABERLE) 8:12

    Hurricanes 1, Thrashers 1  1st - 11:48Mar 5 7:23 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 0
    ATLANTA 1
    1ST PRD: ATL - CHRIS THORBURN 3 (BOBBY HOLIK, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 4:21

    Hurricanes 0, Thrashers 1  1st - 15:39Mar 5 7:15 PM