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Atlanta Thrashers

February 3, 2009: New York Rangers

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WOW! I cannot tell you how exciting of a game it was! It ended up going a little longer than it should have, but I am glad it ended in a good way!

Actually, there was no scoring at all in the first or second periods.

Picking up in the third, at 6:26, recently called up J. Motzko (ATL) scored his 1st goal of the season to give the Thrashers the 1-0 lead. The Thrashers kept fighting, working to get goalie K. Lehtonen (ATL) the shutout. The Rangers pulled H. Lundvquist (NYR) for the extra skater. And then, with just 10 seconds left, at 19:49, M. Naslund (NYR) put back the rebound for his 16th on the season to tie it at 1-1 and to send it into overtime.

In overtime, there was no scoring, sending it into a shootout.

In the shootout, both the Rangers and Thrashers first skaters scored. However, the Rangers second skater shot was blocked...sending S. Kozlov (ATL) to center ice for the Thrashers second shot. He drove in...drifted towards the goal...and wrists one through the five hole! Then, the Rangers send their third skater out, who has to score, and K. Lehtonen (ATL) blocks his shot, earning the BIG win, which he deserved 100%.

The Thrashers improve to 18-29-5 on the season, with their next game against the New Jersey Devils, Friday February 6th in Atlanta at 7:30 P.M.

Collector Summary:
Zach Bogosian: 15:36 on ice, 1 hit given, 1 blocked shot

Jim Slater: rehab