Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals, giving him 30
for the season, and the Atlanta Thrashers beat Toronto 4-3 on
Tuesday night to extend the Maple Leafs' road woes.
The Thrashers scored four straight goals after Alexei
Ponikarovsky's two first-period goals in a span of 32 seconds.
Rich Peverley's power-play goal 28 seconds into the third period
broke a 2-2 tie. Kovalchuk's second goal gave Atlanta a 4-2 lead
4:20 into the third period.
Toronto's Niklas Hagman scored 1:23 later, but Ondrej Pavelec,
who stopped 37 shots, held on for his third win in his past four
Vesa Toskala stopped 28 shots in his first regulation loss in
nine career games against Atlanta.
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