Goaltender Rick DiPietro has rebounded along with the team, only
allowing seven goals in New York's last three wins.
The Thrashers used a three-goal spurt in the second period and
got the winning tally from Steve Rucchin early in the third to
post a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday.
Trailing, 2-0, late in the second, the Thrashers scored all
three goals in 3:17.
Jon Sim started it when he took a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk and
beat Washington goaltender Olaf Kolzig at 11:35. Defenseman
Greg de Vries tied the game, 2-2, when his sharp-angle shot
deflected off Washington defenseman Jamie Heward's skate and
past Kolzig at 14:17. Slava Kozlov capped the outburst by
poking in a rebound at 14:52 to put Atlanta ahead, 3-2.