ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Atlanta Thrashers try to match a
team-record four-game winning streak and solve the Pittsburgh
Penguins when they meet at Philips Arena.
The Thrashers have posted consecutive overtime victories after a
6-2 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
On Wednesday, Marc Savard scored his second goal of the game
with 83 seconds left in overtime to give the Thrashers a 4-3
victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Savard has 13 goals in 20
games after managing just 17 in 67 contests with Calgary and
Atlanta last season.
The Thrashers had a four-game winning streak from November
16-23. In their first four seasons, they had a trio of
three-game winning streaks.
However, Atlanta is just 1-16-0 all time against Pittsburgh,
getting outscored, 68-34.
In the first meeting this season, Ramzi Abid had a goal and an
assist and rookie Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 24 shots in
Pittsburgh's 4-3 home win over Atlanta on December 1.
The 19-year-old Fleury, who was the top overall pick in the 2003
draft, is not longer with the Penguins as he was loaned to the
Canadian national team for the World Junior Championships, which
begin December 26. Fleury is expected to return to Pittsburgh
at the conclusion of the tournament on January 5.
The Penguins have been outscored, 19-9, in losing four games
since beating the Thrashers and are concluding a five-game trip.
On Tuesday, Milan Kraft scored twice for the Penguins in a 4-3
overtime defeat to the Vancouver Canucks. Fleury made 33 saves
and fell to 4-10-2.
Pittsburgh recalled Jean-Sebastien Aubin from
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton the American Hockey League on Thursday and
will use him and Sebastien Caron in the nets during Fleury's