NHL: Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

March 21, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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TAMPA, Fla., March 21 (UPI) -- Slava Kozlov scored the game-winner in a shootout Saturday when the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.

After the first three shooters in the extra segment failed to score, Kozlov fired a wrist shot past the stick side of Tampa Bay netminder Karri Ramo.

In regulation, Kozlov scored his 22nd goal in the first period. Todd White (power play) and Ilya Kovalchuk (power play) also scored goals -- Kovalchuk getting his 37th.

Tobias Enstrom had two assists and White had one, while Johan Hedberg was credited with 26 saves on 29 shots for the Thrashers, who snapped a two-game skid and rose to 6-1 in shootouts.

Tampa Bay got Steven Stamkos' 17th and 18th goals and Vaclav Prospal's 18th (power play), all in the second period. Lukas Krajicek had two assists, while Ramo was beaten three times on 36 shots in the Lightning's third straight loss.

Tampa Bay sank to 3-10 in shootouts.

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