Penguins Thump Thrashers

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Jordan Staal scored twice, Ruslan Fedotenko
ended Pittsburgh's power-play slump, and the Penguins halted a
season-worst, five-game losing streak, beating Atlanta 5-2 on
Tuesday night for the Thrashers' ninth consecutive loss.

Jim Slater scored his second and third goals of the season about
13 minutes apart in the second period, but Atlanta still ended an
0-5-2 road trip.

The Thrashers, who last won on Dec. 17, are 0-6-3
during their longest losing streak since they lost nine in a row in
October 2002.

When they're slumping, the Penguins frequently look to Atlanta
to help. Pittsburgh stopped a five-game slide a year ago by beating the Thrashers 3-1.

The Penguins have won seven straight against


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