Thrashers Fly Past Lightning to Snap Skid

Six different players score for Atlanta in 6-2 victory
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 12:34 AM CST
Atlanta Thrashers right wing Mark Recchi, center, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with forward Ilya Kovalchuk (17), of Russia, and center Todd White, right, during the first period...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Atlanta Thrashers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 at home to snap their four-game losing streak. The loss extends Tampa Bay’s own losing streak to three and drops their road record to a miserable 3-12-1, which is the worst in the league. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his league-leading 27th goal for Atlanta and also recorded an assist, reports the AP.

Three different Thrashers each scored goals in the first to give Atlanta a lead that was never threatened. One of those Thrashers was Mark Recchi, the former Penguin, who was claimed off waivers on Dec. 8 and has scored in three of the past four games for his new team. Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen stopped 32 shots to earn the win.