Thrashers stop Predators in SO

first_img “We had our rally caps on,” forward Marc Savard said. “It worked, so you will probably see more of that.” Nashville fell to 4-2 in the NHL’s new tiebreaker. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped Steve Sullivan, Paul Kariya and Marek Zidlicky in the shootout. “On the shootout, Kari played unbelievable in net,” Hossa said. Hossa had Atlanta’s first opportunity against Predators goalie Tomas Vokoun. “I know Vokoun was good on the deke, so I tried to go slow,” Hossa said. “He stayed in the net. At the right moment, I tried to freeze him and just shoot it between his legs. It worked.” Nashville led 1-0 through two periods but needed two goals in the third period by Yanic Perreault to force overtime. Atlanta rallied in the period behind goals by Slava Kozlov, Ilya Kovalchuk and Savard. Atlanta’s new fashion statement might just become a trend. With his teammates wearing their helmets backward, Marian Hossa scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the Thrashers to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night in Atlanta. It was Atlanta’s first shootout victory in five tries. The Thrashers might just do it again if the situation calls for it. center_img Flyers 5, Blackhawks 2: Mike Knuble scored on a deflection with 8:33 left in the third period, snapping a tie and lifting the visiting Philadelphia Flyers over the Chicago Blackhawks. Avalanche 2, Canadiens 1: Ian Laperriere’s goal with 3:36 left in the third period capped Colorado’s comeback and gave the host Avalanche their sixth consecutive victory. Blue Jackets 6, Penguins 1: Jaroslav Balastik scored twice, Sergei Fedorov and Rick Nash each had a goal and two assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets sent the Pittsburgh Penguins to their fourth consecutive loss with a road victory. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more