Hossa, Thrashers Stop Sabres

Buffalo's losing streak reaches six games
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2008 9:00 PM CST
Atlanta Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg (1) makes a save as teammate defenseman Alexei Zhitnik (77) and Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville (29) look on during the first period on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Marian Hossa scored twice and Johan Hedberg made 37 saves, winning his second straight start as Atlanta beat Buffalo, 5-2 today, reports the Journal-Constitution. Rookie Colin Stuart, recently called up from the minor leagues, added a goal and a lot of energy to the Thrashers' top line while helping extend Buffalo's losing streak to six games.

Stuart "played a heck of a hockey game," said  coach Don Waddell, whose team now trails first-place Carolina by three points in the NHL's Southeast Division. Meantime, Buffalo began a stretch of 11 road games in its next 13 by struggling to score—again. The Sabres were 0-for-5 on the power play against Atlanta's weak penalty killing unit.