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For starters, Thrashers, Pens go in different directions

Updated: April 15, 2007, 7:20 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

There have been some interesting decisions surrounding promising young goaltenders in the Eastern Conference early on in these playoffs, the kinds of decisions that could have far-reaching ramifications for players and coaches alike.

Atlanta coach Bob Hartley yanked franchise netminder Kari Lehtonen after his first playoff game didn't go as planned and the Thrashers lost 4-3 at home to the New York Rangers. Backup Johan Hedberg was sensational in Game 2, stopping 37 of 39 shots; although ...

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