Thrashers
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2 - 3 Final - OT
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Lightning still searching for first victory

Oct 21, 2008 - 12:37 PM Atlanta (2-2-1) at Tampa Bay (0-2-3), 7:30 p.m. EDT

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are still looking to get into the win column more than two weeks after the season started.

Tampa Bay hopes to break through on Tuesday when it hosts the Atlanta Thrashers at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Under new coach Barry Melrose, the Lightning have lost all five of their games by one goal. The last three defeats have all come beyond regulation, including Saturday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.

The Lightning are one of two winless teams left in the NHL along with the Philadelphia Flyers (0-3-2).

Goaltender Mike Smith recorded the seventh shutout of his career in Saturday's setback and the Lightning outshot the Wild, 32-21, marking the first game Tampa Bay has outshot the opposition this season.

The Thrashers are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, when Ilya Kovalchuk and Slava Kozlov scored in the bonus format.

Bryan Little tallied his team-leading fourth goal in the win.

Atlanta won the last six meetings with Tampa Bay last season.






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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ATLANTA 0 0 2 0 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 0 1 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 2 (RADIM VRBATA, JANNE NISKALA) 7:18
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 2 (MIKE LUNDIN, MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 13:10
    3RD PRD: ATL - COLBY ARMSTRONG 2 (TODD WHITE) 6:

    Oct 21 10:05 PM


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    ATLANTA 2
    TAMPA BAY 3
    OT: TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 3 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS, PAUL RANGER)
    1:41

    Thrashers 2, Lightning 3  End of OTOct 21 10:03 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 0 2 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 0 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 2 (RADIM VRBATA, JANNE NISKALA) 7:18
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 2 (MIKE LUNDIN, MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 13:10
    3RD PRD: ATL - COLBY ARMSTRONG 2 (TODD WHITE) 6:37
    ATL - TODD WHITE 2 (MATHIE

    Oct 21 9:57 PM
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    ATLANTA 2
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: ATL - TODD WHITE 2 (MATHIEU SCHNEIDER, RON HAINSEY) 19:24

    Thrashers 2, Lightning 2  3rd - 0:36Oct 21 9:56 PM
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    ATLANTA 1
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: ATL - COLBY ARMSTRONG 2 (TODD WHITE) 6:37

    Thrashers 1, Lightning 2  3rd - 13:23Oct 21 9:34 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 0 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 2 (RADIM VRBATA, JANNE NISKALA) 7:18
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 2 (MIKE LUNDIN, MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 13:10
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ATL 5 13

    Oct 21 9:05 PM


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    ATLANTA 0
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: TAM - VACLAV PROSPAL 2 (MIKE LUNDIN, MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 13:10

    Thrashers 0, Lightning 2  2nd - 6:50Oct 21 8:56 PM
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 2 (RADIM VRBATA, JANNE NISKALA) 7:18
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATL 5 5
    TAM 18 18
    GOALIES: ATL - KARI LEHTONEN
    TAM

    Oct 21 8:11 PM


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    ATLANTA 0
    TAMPA BAY 1
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 2 (RADIM VRBATA, JANNE NISKALA) 7:18

    Thrashers 0, Lightning 1  1st - 12:42Oct 21 7:52 PM