Final

Series (Game 1 of 8)

Tampa Bay leads 5-3

Game 1: Thursday, October 20th
Lightning6Final
Jets0
Game 2: Saturday, October 29th
Lightning3Final
Jets2
Game 3: Tuesday, November 1st
Jets6Final
Lightning4
Game 4: Friday, November 11th
Lightning2Final
Jets5
Game 5: Saturday, January 21st
Lightning2Final
Jets0
Game 6: Thursday, March 30th
Jets3Final
Lightning4
Game 7: Thursday, April 6th
Jets2Final
SO
Lightning3
Game 8: Tuesday, April 11th
Jets6Final
Lightning2

Lightning 6

(4-2-2, 10 pts)

Jets 0

(2-5-0, 4 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 20, 2005

Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

1 2 3 T
TB 4 1 16
WPG 0 0 00

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

F. Modin (Lightning - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Grahame (Lightning - G): Saves: 15, Save Pct.: 1.000

Tampa Bay (3-2-2) at Atlanta (2-4-0) 7:00 pm EDT

Tampa Bay (3-2-2) at Atlanta (2-4-0), 7:00 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Coach Bob Hartley and the Atlanta Thrashers hope that a four-day layoff will help them forget a dreadful week.

The Thrashers hope to snap a three-game skid when they host the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

After posting convincing back-to-back wins over Washington on October 7-8, Atlanta was outscored 16-2 in its three losses last week.

The Thrashers looked awful in their 9-1 loss against the Maple Leafs on Friday and followed it up with an equally-bad 5-1 defeat vs. the Rangers on Saturday.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal of the season Saturday for Atlanta, which has used three different starting goaltenders in its last three contests.

With their top two goalies injured, the Thrashers will need a big performance from rookie Michael Garnett, who surrendered all nine goals to the Maple Leafs on Friday. The 22-year-old Saskatchewan native is filling in for Mike Dunham and Kari Lehtonen, who are both sidelined with groin injuries.

Garnett will face a tough task in stopping the high-flying Lightning, who hope to bounce back from a 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals on Sunday.

Vincent Lecavalier and Vaclav Prospal both tallied in the first period against Olaf Kolzig, who turned aside all 25 shots he faced over the second, third and overtime periods.

The Lightning have struggled mightily on the power play this year, converting just four of their 45 opportunities.

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