NHL: Atlanta 3, Tampa Bay 1

Feb. 10, 2009 at 11:06 PM

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen blocked 40 shots for Atlanta Tuesday, backstopping a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Colin Stuart, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the Thrashers, who came back from an early 1-0 deficit.


Gary Roberts put Tampa Bay ahead just 1:24 into the first period but the Lightning were shut down the rest of the way by Lehtonen.

Stuart tied the score later in the first period and Koslov fired in the goal that turned out to be the game-winner early in the second. Kovalchuk's goal was an empty-netter with 10 seconds left to play.

Mike McKenna was credited with 21 saves for Tampa Bay.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting