Thrashers Rally, But Can't Catch Senators, 6-4

Underdogs score 4 goals in third period, but comeback falls short
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2007 6:38 AM CDT
Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson, top, pushes Atlanta Thrashers Ken Klee to the ice during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Thursday Nov 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Down 5-0 going into the third period against the reigning Eastern Conference champs is not ideal hockey strategy, but the mediocre Atlanta Thrashers gave whatever fans stuck it out their money's worth. A hat trick by Ilya Kovalchuk and another goal from Eric Perrin gave the Thrashers momentum heading into the game's final minutes with a two-man advantage, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

But that's where the comeback stalled, and the Sens netted an empty net goal to send the Thrashers packing. "It was a heck of a period we played, but unfortunately the game is 60 minutes," said interim coach/GM Don Waddell. "You spot [Ottawa] five goals, it's tough to come back."