Thrashers Edge Flyers In Shootout

9:04 PM, Mar 17, 2011   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Blake Wheeler netted the decider in the third round of the shootout, as Atlanta took a 4-3 decision over Philadelphia at Philips Arena.

Rob Schremp tallied to start the second round, but it was Wheeler's odd tally which eventually ended the contest after a Danny Briere miss.

Wheeler skated in from an angle just to the right of center ice, then lost control of the puck as he neared the crease. Brian Boucher inexplicably failed to follow the play, and Wheeler was able to regain control and slide the shot home.

Tim Stapleton, Bryan Little and Nik Antropov tallied for the Thrashers, who have won four of six and topped the Flyers for the second time in five days.

Ondrej Pavelec made 21 stops for the victory.

Briere scored twice and Claude Giroux once for the Flyers, who had won three of four coming in. Boucher ended up losing after making 22 saves.

 

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