Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Ondrej Pavelec stopped 36 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Atlanta Thrashers took a 1-0 decision over the Washington Capitals at Philips Arena.
Nik Antropov scored the lone goal off assists from Ron Hainsey and Freddy Modin for the Thrashers, who came into the game having lost seven of their last eight.
Semyon Varlamov made 23 stops for the Capitals, who have lost their past two games.
Both teams head into the All-Star break in playoff positions as Washington is 27-15-9 and occupies the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference while Atlanta has a mark of 24-19-9 and is holding on to the eighth and final spot.
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