Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, November 5th
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Game 2: Friday, November 18th
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Game 3: Wednesday, December 28th
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Game 4: Saturday, March 18th
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Flyers 4

(23-8-5, 51 pts)

Jets 3

(16-16-6, 38 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 28, 2005

Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

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PHI 2 1 0 14
WPG 2 1 0 03

S. Kapanen (Flyers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Niittymaki (Flyers - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .903

M. Garnett (Jets - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .875

Philadelphia (22-8-5) at Atlanta (16-16-5) 7:00 pm EST

Philadelphia (22-8-5) at Atlanta (16-16-5) 7:00 pm EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- If rookie Michael Garnett is going to record a third consecutive shutout, he certainly will have to earn it.

Garnett looks to continue his improbable run Wednesday when the Atlanta Thrashers take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup of hot teams.

The 23-year-old Garnett became the first netminder in franchise history to post back-to-back shutouts this week when he blanked New Jersey and Montreal.

In Monday's 4-0 triumph over the Canadiens, Garnett made 36 saves in his 15th consecutive start. Jaroslav Modry took care of the offense with a goal and three assists as the Thrashers won for the fifth time in six games.

However, it is not a guarantee that Garnett will start Wednesday as Atlanta activated fellow netminder Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve on Monday. He had missed nearly three months with a groin injury suffered in the season opener.

The Flyers have won three straight games, including the first two of their franchise-record 11-game road trip.

Philadelphia, which ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 130 goals, is coming off a 3-2 shootout win vs. Florida on Monday as rookie Ben Eager scored twice in regulation and Michal Handzus netted the lone goal in the shootout.

Antero Niittymaki made 34 saves and stopped all four shootout attempts to improve to 4-0-1 since replacing Robert Esche, who is out with a groin injury.

The season series between the teams is tied at 1-1.

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