Atlanta Thrashers

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Atlanta Loses Hockey Team to Winnipeg

Poor attendance, bad record will send the Thrashers north

(Newser) - Proving for a second time that Hotlanta may be too hot for hockey, the Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg. The Thrashers entered the NHL in 1999 as an expansion franchise, but ownership problems, a losing team, and dwindling attendance doomed the club. It has been purchased by True North... More »

Thrashers Finish Season With Win Over Lightning

Armstrong scores late goal as Atlanta finishes on high note

(Newser) - Colby Armstrong scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and the Atlanta Thrashers added two empty-netters in the final minute of a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. The Lightning, who tied Los Angeles with an NHL-low 71 points, finished in last place to give... More »

Devils Best Islanders, Clinch Playoff Berth

Ovechkin, Caps top 'Canes, Panthers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Zach Parise’s goal 29 seconds into overtime gave New Jersey a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders and also clinched a playoff spot for the Devils. New Jersey has a two point lead on the New York Rangers for fourth place and can still win the Atlantic Division;... More »

Drury, Rangers Bowl Over Penguins in OT

Also, Thrashers best Lightning in matchup of Eastern cellar-dwellers

(Newser) - Chris Drury’s power play goal 1:46 into overtime gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the loss, Pittsburgh remains in the top spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a two-point lead on Montreal. The win moves New York into fifth-place.... More »

Devils Dominate Shootout to Down Flyers

Preds blank Jackets again, 'Canes destroy Thrashers

(Newser) - The Devils stopped the bleeding last night, ending a five-game winless skid with a 5-4 shootout victory over Philadelphia. Despite the Flyers' Mike Knubel leveling the game with less than a minute to play in regulation, they had no answer for New Jersey's three shootout goals, ending Philly's four game... More »

Caps Grab OT Win, Remain in Playoff Chase

Thrashers edge Panthers; Sabres outshoot Sens

(Newser) - The Capitals got the two points they needed tonight, but the Lightning didn’t give them up without a fight. Alexander Semin got Washington through regulation and Tomas Fleischmann won it for them in overtime, reports the AP. The victory puts the Caps just two points out of the eighth... More »

Philly Hangs On, Beats Rangers in Shootout

Isles' rookie scores the winner against Devils; Ovechkin nets No. 60

(Newser) - Philadelphia blew a two-goal lead in the third period, allowing a pair of Ranger tallies in less than two minutes, and Jaromir Jagr's tying goal inside of two minutes remaining, but eventually won in the shootout on Mike Richards' backhander, 4-3. Daniel Briere scored twice for the Flyers. The win... More »

Zetterberg's Hat Trick Pushes Red Wings Past Blue Jackets 3-1

'Canes stay hot, beat Thrashers 5-3

(Newser) - Henrik Zetterberg was responsible for all of the Detroit Red Wings’ scoring in their 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. All three of the Swede’s goals came in the third period; it was his third career hat-trick. Columbus’ tally came on Manny Malhotra’s second period power-play goal,... More »

Avery, Rangers Top Crosby-less Penguins 5-2

Leafs blow past Islanders, Flyers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Sean Avery scored twice for the New York Rangers in their 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win puts New York back on track after a two-game skid broke their 13-game point streak. Sidney Crosby missed his third straight game with teh Pens to nurse his high ankle sprain,... More »

Oilers Squeak Past Streaking Sharks

Blue Jackets top Red Wings, Panthers over Thrashers

(Newser) - Backup goalie Dwayne Roloson brought his A-game today as Edmonton bested San Jose in a shootout, 2-1. The Oilers ended a franchise-record 11-game winning streak for the Sharks. Ales Hemsky scored the lone goal for Edmonton in regulation, while Robert Nilsson and Fernando Pisani were credited with goals in the... More »

Beating Blues Brings Sharks' Streak to 11

Panthers get 6th straight vs Rangers, Caps take Thrashers

(Newser) - The Sharks did all their damage in the first period last night, first scoring 70 seconds in and then getting three goals within three minutes to put the game well out of St. Louis's reach. The 4-1 victory was the 11th straight for the Sharks, setting a new franchise record... More »

Wings Come From Behind to Soar Over Stars

Sens prevail over Habs; Kovalchuk, Thrashers douse Flames

(Newser) - Detroit's offense shone in the third period, scoring three goals to beat the Stars, 5-3. Pavel Datsyuk had a big night with two goals and an assist, helping the Wings reach 100 points for the eighth straight year, tying a league record set by Montreal in 1982. Chris Osgood got... More »

Avalanche Stays Sharp on the Road

Price, Habs shu tout Devils, Heatley's hat trick leads Senators past Bruins

(Newser) - The Colorado Avalanche got two goals from Andrew Brunette en route to 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers. The win moves Colorado into a first place tie with Calgary atop the Northwest Division. Joe Sakic and rookie David Jones each had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche. Colorado... More »

Fisher Gets Ottawa Back on Winning Track

Parise, Brodeur lift Devils, Panthers win fourth straight

(Newser) - The Ottawa Senators snapped a three-game winless streak and handed the Phoenix Coyotes a third straight home loss in a 4-2 win last night, reports the Associated Press. Dany Heatley had two goals for the Senators, who were without ailing leading-scorer Daniel Alfredsson for a third straight game. In other... More »

Devils Dump Sparkless Lightning in OT

Oilers edge Jackets while Thrashers snap eight-game losing skid

(Newser) - New Jersey took a slim lead in the Eastern Conference thanks to an overtime goal by Patrik Elias on an odd-man rush in a 2-1 win over hapless Tampa Bay. Zach Parise scored the other Devils goal while Martin Brodeur, with only 21 saves, got his 37th win this season... More »

Red Wings Make St. Louis Sing the Blues

'Canes top Thrashers, Ovechkin nets 2 in Caps win over Sabres

(Newser) - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals in Detroit’s 4-1 victory over St. Louis. It was the second straight victory for the Red Wings, after emerging from a 1-8-2 stretch. Despite those struggles, Detroit still has a comfortable lead for the top spot in the Western Conference. Conversely, St. Louis is... More »

Penguins Waste Early Lead, Rally in Shootout

Kings fall to Wild in OT, Oilers crack .500 with SO win over Jackets

(Newser) - Pittsburgh had a 2-0 lead before the Thrashers could get their bearings, but Atlanta slowly fought its way back from those two lightning minutes to send the game past overtime. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury bested Thrashers keeper Kari Lehtonen in the shootout for a 3-2 Pens win, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More »

Alfredsson Helps Senators End Loss Streak

Kessel's goal lifts hot Bruins, Philly's Biron stops Islanders

(Newser) - Daniel Alfredsson, who had just one goal in his past nine games, scored twice and added an assist today as the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4, reports the Associated Press. Martin Gerber had 25 saves for the Senators, who snapped a 3-game losing streak. The Penguins have now... More »

Stars Cash in on Trade to Beat Blackhawks

Coyotes finish sweep of Blues, Islanders crush Thrashers' comeback

(Newser) - Niklas Hagman's hat trick for Dallas was eclipsed by new acquisition Brad Richards' five assists against a Chicago team that had also tried to nab him. After the Stars' 7-4 win, Richards can be glad the trade sent him where it did. "I'm just so happy to be a... More »

Thomas, Bruins Shutout Senators

Third period flurry pushes Habs past Thrashers, Stars best Blues

(Newser) - Tim Thomas stopped 22 shots to earn his second shutout of the season and led the Boston Bruins to a 4-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Zdeno Chara had two of the Boston goals; David Krejci also scored his first NHL goal. Ottawa, who leads the league in scoring, has... More »

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