Atlanta 6, Buffalo 4

Nov. 9, 2002 at 10:20 PM
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BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley and Pascal Rheaume each scored twice Saturday night as the Atlanta Thrashers rallied for their second win of the season, 6-4 over the reeling Buffalo Sabres.

Heatley tied it at 3-3 less than five minutes into the second period and hit an empty net with 1:47 left to make it 6-3. Rheaume scored both of his goals on breakaways, including Atlanta's fifth with 6:32 to play.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Chris Herperger also tallied for the Thrashers, who entered the night with a league-low four points. Their wins have come in the last three games, both on the road.

The Sabres built a 2-0 lead in the opening 11:19 but had their winless streak extended to eight (0-6-2). They had not gone eight games without a win since October 1993.

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