Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thrashers Depose Kings 7-6 in Wild Game

Before I start the game recap, let me just commend those of you who stayed up through the end of this game, as it ended up lasting until around 1:30am EST.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored two more goals, and Zach Bogosian added three assists as the Thrashers won a wild game against the Los Angeles Kings 7-6 in a shootout.

Bryan Little, Todd White, Marty Reasoner, and Colin Stuart also added goals for the Thrashers, as they had to fight off a Kings team who scored three third period goals to force the game into overtime.

The game also featured a monster four point performance from Anze Kopitar, and the Thrashers blowing two leads of three goals.

The Thrashers got the festivities started early when they scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the game, and they managed to get Jonathan Quick sent to the bench for the first time this season.

The Thrashers did surrender three power play goals to the Kings, including one to Kopitar with five seconds left to send the game into overtime. They also had a power play goal, and scored their third short-handed goal in two nights.

Kovalchuk has continued his hot play of late, scoring three more points and getting a goal in his fifth straight game. Since he became captain, he has 13 goals and four assists, and has played with a lot more enthusiasm recently.

In addition to the game, the Thrashers also sent Mathieu Schneider to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a conditional first round pick, and also two more picks in the next two drafts.

The Thrashers will next take the ice on Thursday against the Phoenix Coyotes. The game will start at 9pm EST and can be seen on SportsSouth.

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