ATLANTA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Tony Hrkac scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period Saturday night to boost the Atlanta Thrashers past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3.
Hrkac scored his second goal of the season at 5:03 of the third after taking a pass from Shean Donavan. Tampa Bay goaltender Kevin Weekes attempted to clear the puck, but Donavan stole it and passed from behind the net to Hrkac for the goal.
The Thrashers took a 3-1 lead after the first period, but Vaclav Prospal scored in the second and third to tie it.
Hnat Domenichelli gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead just 1:54 into the game. He took a pass from rookie Dany Heatley and his slap shot from the left faceoff circle went through the legs of starting goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin.
After Ben Clymer's wrist shot from the high slot tied the game at 7:20 of the first, Khabibulin surrendered two more goals in the period before being replaced by Weekes at the start of the second.
Khabibulin, who recorded his first shutout with the Lightning in Thursday's 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, allowed three goals on 11 shots.
The Lightning tied the game at 3-3 on two goals by Prospal. On his tying goal midway through the third, he backhanded the puck from the top of the crease past the left side of Atlanta goaltender Milan Hnilicka.
Hnilicka, who beat Damian Rhodes for the starting job, stopped 29 shots in his fourth consecutive start.