Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and
the Atlanta Thrashers beat Ottawa 6-1 Tuesday night for their first regulation victory in 21 games.
The Thrashers, who had lost 11 of their previous 12, were coming off an embarrassing 8-1 home loss to Southeast Division rival Washington on Saturday.
Atlanta goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves and the
Thrashers held Ottawa to 0 for on power plays.
The Senators' NHL-worst power play percentage dipped to 14.0.
Already without captain Daniel Alfredsson, who's recovering from
a separated shoulder, the Senators played their second straight
game without defenseman Filip Kuba (upper body) and third straight without Milan Michalek (upper body).
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