ATLANTA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa scored a hat trick as the Atlanta Thrashers won their second consecutive game with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.
Two of Hossa's goals came on the power play while the third came with 1:41 left in the game. It was his second hat trick of the season.
Alexsander Frolov and Tom Kostopoulos scored for the Kings while Japanese-born Yutaka Fukufuji got the start in goal. He didn't last long, however. He was pulled early in the second period after giving up three goals on just nine shots. Barry Brust finished the game for Los Angeles.
Frolov scored the game's first goal, his 22nd of the season, 1:31 into the game; however the hosts tied it 1-1 just 19 seconds later on a hard shot by Shane Hnidy that Fukufuji was able to slow down but couldn't stop from trickling into the net.
Hossa's first goal on a power play with 4:11 left in the period gave Atlanta a 2-1 edge that was extended to 3-1 on Ilya Kovalchuk's score 1:53 into the second period.
After Kostopoulos made it 3-2 2:07 into the third period, the Thrashers closed out the scoring with two more goals by Hossa and another by Glen Metropolit.