Jim Slater's second goal of the game snapped
a tie and lifted the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-3 victory over the
Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
The Thrashers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to hand Philadelphia
its first loss when leading after two periods. The Flyers were
Ilya Kovalchuk and Rich Peverley also scored for the Thrashers,
and Evander Kane set up both of Slater's goals with nifty
Atlanta moved one point ahead of the Flyers, who entered the
night in a four-way tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Claude Giroux, Arron Asham and Dan Carcillo had goals for
Philadelphia, 11-5-1 in its last 17 games.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)