Adam Burish and Jeff Woywitka also scored to back goalie Kari Lehtonen, who turned aside 29-of-30 shots while facing his former team for the first time since being dealt from the Thrashers to Dallas last season.
Andrew Ladd got the only tally for Atlanta.
Chris Mason started the game in net and made three saves before being removed with a lower-body injury. Ondrej Pavelec entered and was torched for all six goals on 24 shots.
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