Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 4-0

Game 1: Thursday, October 26th
Game 2: Sunday, January 28th
Game 3: Saturday, February 3rd
Game 4: Thursday, March 15th

Jets 2

(7-1-3, 17 pts)

Flyers 3

(2-6-1, 5 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 SO T
WPG 1 0 1 02
PHI 1 0 1 13

P. Forsberg (Flyers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

I. Kovalchuk (Jets - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

A. Niittymaki (Flyers - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .933

Atlanta (7-1-2) at Philadelphia (1-6-1) 7:00 pm EDT

Atlanta (7-1-2) at Philadelphia (1-6-1) 7:00 pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The new-look Philadelphia Flyers will try to snap a six-game losing streak Thursday when they host the first-place Atlanta Thrashers.

The Flyers have not played since Friday's 3-2 loss at Florida. Simon Gagne score both goals for the the Flyers, who have scored just seven goals during their losing streak. They last dropped five consecutive contests from March 28-April 4, 2002.

On Sunday, Philadelphia fired coach Ken Hitchcock and accepted the resignation of long-time general manager Bobby Clarke. Hitchcock had signed a contract through 2007-08, but the Flyers are off to their worst start in 17 years.

The job of ending the skid now falls to new coach John Stevens.

The Thrashers had a four-game winning streak end with a 5-4 overtime setback on Wednesday.

Superstar Ilya Kovalchuk earned Atlanta a point by scoring on a deflection with 11:39 remaining. Eric Boulton, Jon Sim and captain Scott Mellanby also scored in the defeat.

Kovalchuk struggled against Philadelphia last campaign, failing to register a point in three games.