NHL: Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Ondrej Pavelec took a shutout into the third period Thursday and the Atlanta Thrashers ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Minnesota.

Pavelec gave Chris Mason a rest and won for the first time this season after dropping his first three decisions. He made 32 saves and did not give up a goal until Antti Miettinen scored on the power play 3:15 into the third period to cut into Atlanta's 3-0 lead.


Ben Eager and Jim Slater scored in the first period and Andrew Ladd produced a backbreaking goal with just 45 seconds left in the second.

Fredrik Modin scored shorthanded 3 minutes after Miettinen's goal and Nik Antropov finished the scoring with 5:08 to play.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29-of-34 shots for the Wild, who had won three in a row.

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