NHL: Atlanta 5, Washington 3

April 13, 2006 at 11:50 PM
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ATLANTA, April 13 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa had two goals and two assists Thursday night as the Atlanta Thrashers beat Washington, 5-3.

Vyacheslav Kozlov had a goal and an assist; Ilya Kovalchuk and Peter Bondra each had a goal; Marc Savard had two assists; and Mike Dunham stopped 22 shots for the Thrashers (40-32-7). Atlanta has a three-game winning streak and moved two points behind Tampa Bay for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

For the Capitals (26-41-12), forward Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and became only the second rookie in NHL history to score 100 points in his rookie season. Teemu Selanne accomplished the feat in the 1992-93 season.

Also, Ovechkin became only the fourth rookie to have at least 50 goals in a season, joining Selanne (76), Mike Bossy (53) and Joe Nieuwendyk (51).

Olaf Kolzig made 23 saves for the Capitals, who have dropped five of their last six games.

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