Thrashers 2, Panthers 1, SO
Rich Peverley scored in a shootout to lift the Atlanta Thrashers
to a 2-1 win over the slumping Florida Panthers on Saturday
Ilya Kovalchuk tied the game late in the third period for
Atlanta, while Johan Hedberg stopped 30 shots. Kovalchuk also
netted a goal in the first round of the shootout, but Steven
Reinprecht got a goal for Florida in the third round to keep it
Stephen Weiss scored the lone goal in regulation for the
Panthers, who have lost seven of their last eight. Dmitry Kulikov
and Nathan Horton each had an assist.
Florida goalie Tomas Vokoun, making his first start since
sustaining an odd injury during Florida’s 4-3 loss to the Thrashers
on Monday, made 36 saves.