Tue, Jan 03, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Atlanta gives Washington thrashing while on road


Marian Hossa scored twice, Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday.

Scott Mellanby and Marc Savard each added a goal and an assist for Atlanta.

The Thrashers (17-17-6), who scored three power-play goals, have won three of four road games.

Washington's Alexander Ovechkin scored a goal for the sixth straight game and Dainius Zubrus also had a goal.

Panthers 2, Sabres 1

At Buffalo, New York, Joe Nieuwendyk scored 32 seconds into the game and Gary Roberts connected on the game-winner.

Goaltender Roberto Luongo also stopped 28 shots for the Panthers, who improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and upped their sagging road record to 4-14-3.

Roberts scored a power-play goal in the third period, redirecting Olli Jokinen's shot past Ryan Miller.

Henrik Tallinder scored for Buffalo.

Mighty Ducks 4, Predators 2

At Nashville, Tennessee, Joffrey Lupul scored a pair of goals in the first period to help Anaheim win its second straight.

The two teams combined for five goals in the opening period. The Predators jumped out to 2-0 lead but Anaheim tied the game with consecutive goals from Lupul at 13:20 and 16:29 and went in front on Scott Niedermayer's power-play goal.

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