Thrashers set club record by winning fifth straight game and get first ever victory versus the Dallas Stars.
The Atlanta Trashers were due to beat the Dallas Stars, and Marian Hossa helped make it finally happen.
Hossa scored twice, including a power-play goal in the final minute of the second period for the go-ahead score, as the Thrashers rallied for their first victory over the Stars, 5-2 Wednesday night.
Atlanta, which scored three straight goals during a span of 7:38 in the second period, had lost the first eight all-time meetings with Dallas by a 25-13 margin before the Thrashers’ decisive win.
Two days after scoring the highlight goal of the NHL season, Washington Capitals rookie Alex Ovechkin learned that he will stay in the league.
A judge ruled Wednesday that he cannot be forced to return to Russia to play for his former team, Dynamo Moscow.
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury feared the worst when his coach wanted to speak with him early Wednesday.
Instead of sending him to the AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre, coach Michel Therrien told Fleury he will be with the Penguins for the rest of the season.
Fleury’s contract makes him eligible for about $3 million in bonuses if he appears in 25 games with the team. Fleury played in his 23rd game on Sunday.