Carolina got the game's first goal, by Rod Brind'Amour, in a six-goal second period. Ray Whitney also scored for the Hurricanes but the Thrashers posted goals by Reasoner, Hainsey, Williams and Kovalchuk for a 4-2 advantage.
Reasoner put the game away in the third period with his second goal.
Carolina goalie Cam Ward allowed all five Atlanta goals and finished with 22 saves.
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