New Faces put the Islanders in Their Place For the Thrashers

March 4th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
One game after making 41 saves, Dwayne Roloson made only four.  By that point he had allowed three goals, and was pulled 9:16 into the game.  Things did not get any better from there, as the Thrashers beat the Isles 6-3, ending a four-game losing streak against the Isles.  On to the trick:  1. Atlanta jumped all over the Isles early.  After Niklas Bergfors gave the Thrashers the early lead with his fifth goal in seven games since being acquired in the Ilya Kovalchuk deal, Nik Antropov and Clarke MacArthur scored 25 seconds apart to chase Roloson.  Maxim Afinogenov (10-19-29 in 32 games vs. the Isles) made it 4-0 Atlanta before Mark Streit got the Isles on the board late in the first session with a power play tally.  2. Antropov's second goal was follwed by an end-to-end goal by Evegeny Artyukhin, who was making his Atlanta debut, to expand the Thrasher lead to 6-1 in the second period.   3. The Isles scored a pair of goals in the third as Rob Schremp and Tim Jackman scored 70 seconds apart to cut the lead to 6-3 with 7:12 to play.  However, the Isles could not get any closer, as Johan Hedberg made 34 saves.  ... ...

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