Thrashers are doubled up in road loss to Panthers

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SUNRISE, Fla. --- Ville Peltonen scored twice in a five-goal third-period outburst that lifted the Florida Panthers to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers Saturday.

Florida's Michael Frolik moves in to score on a penalty shot against Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen during the first period.  Lehtonen was pulled in third period of the Thrashers' 8-4 loss.  Associated Press
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Florida's Michael Frolik moves in to score on a penalty shot against Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen during the first period. Lehtonen was pulled in third period of the Thrashers' 8-4 loss.

Michael Frolik, Jay Bouw-meester, Radek Dvorak, Cory Stillman, David Booth and Nath-an Horton also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-0-1 in their past five games. Dvorak also had two assists.

The Panthers set a season high with the eight goals. They have scored 27 goals in their past five games.

Colby Armstrong, Todd White, Erik Christensen and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Atlanta, which has lost three of four. White and Vyacheslav Kozlov each had two assists.

Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves for Florida.

Atlanta's Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 of 27 shots before being pulled after Peltonen's second goal at 12:01 of the third.

BRUINS 5, HURRICANES 1

In Boston, Michael Ryder had two goals and David Krejci added a goal and two assists in the Bruins' victory.

Stephane Yelle and Mark Stuart also scored for Boston.

AVALANCHE 5, PENGUINS 3

In Denver, David Jones had two goals and an assist, Andrew Raycroft made 21 saves and Colo-rado beat Pittsburgh.

Ryan Smyth and Wojtek Wolski each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche.

Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and assist apiece. Jordan Staal had a short-handed goal for the Penguins.

BLUE JACKETS 4, WILD 2

In Columbus, Ohio, Nikita Filatov became the first Colum-bus rookie to score three goals, helping the Blue Jackets beat Minnesota.

CANADIENS 5, CAPITALS 4

In Montreal, Sergei Kostitsyn scored Montreal's fourth third-period goal with 21.2 seconds remaining to give the Canadiens a win.

FLYERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1

In Philadelphia, Jeff Carter scored twice in the third period to take the NHL lead with 29 goals and lifted the Flyers to their season-high eighth consecutive home win.

RANGERS 2, SENATORS 0

In Ottawa, Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves to earn his second shutout in three games, and Brandon Dubinsky and Lauri Korpikoski provided the offense in New York's win.

RED WINGS 3, SABRES 1

In Detroit, Mikael Samuelsson scored the go-ahead goal with 2:34 and the Red Wings beat Buffalo.

PREDATORS 4, BLACKHAWKS 1

In Nashville, Tenn., David Leg-wand scored twice for Nashville in a win over Chicago.


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