Nik Antropov and Colby Armstrong scored two goals
apiece for the Atlanta Thrashers, who gave themselves hope in the playoff race with a second straight victory, 6-3 over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
The Thrashers, three points out of the final playoff spot in the
Eastern Conference, squandered a pair of two-goal leads for the
second game in a row but still managed another vital win.
Antropov scored off a pair of deflections in front of the net,
including a tiebreaking power-play goal with 16:04 remaining in the third period.
Armstrong added two goals less than 5 minutes apart to put it
away for the Thrashers, who had lost six in a row before beating a pair of teams that appear headed for the playoffs, Buffalo and
The Senators are struggling, though. They have lost seven of
eight games since the Olympic break, including the last four.
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