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Thrashers' three-game win streak ends

OTTAWA (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored twice and Daniel Alfredsson
had a goal and an assist Sunday to lead the Ottawa Senators to a
5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Hossa, who scored early in the third period, was awarded his
second goal of the game without taking a shot on a power play in
the game's final minute. Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk threw his
stick and knocked the puck from Hossa on an empty-net breakaway
with 43 seconds left.

Defensemen Karel Rachunek and Chris Phillips also scored and
Peter Schaefer had two assists, helping the Senators extend their
season-high unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2).

Ronald Petrovicky and Patrik Stefan scored for Atlanta, whose
three-game winning streak ended.

The Thrashers are winless in their last seven games (0-6-1)
against Ottawa, which has outscored Atlanta 16-8 overall while
winning all three meetings this season.

Rachunek opened the scoring 15:01 in with his first goal of the
season. The Czech defenseman received a cross-ice pass from
Schaefer and took a sharply angled shot that deflected off Atlanta
defenseman Garnet Exelby's stick and beat goalie Pasi Nurminen
through the legs.

Phillips, who hadn't scored since the season opener Oct. 9, put
the Senators up by two 7:23 into the second, beating Nurminen with
a shot through traffic for his second of the season -- his first in
34 games.

Alfredsson made it 3-0 at 12:47 when he scored on the last of a
flurry of Ottawa shots after Nurminen turned over the puck on a
failed clearing attempt along the left boards.

Petrovicky scored with 48.7 seconds left in the period, beating
Lalime for his 11th of the season just six seconds after exiting
the penalty box after serving an minor penalty for elbowing.

Hossa made it 4-1 when he scored 1:43 into the third.

Stefan got a power-play goal at 5:43 for his sixth goal of the
season.

Game notes
Thrashers left wing Bill Lindsay drew 17 minutes in
penalties -- a minor, a major and a misconduct -- for instigating a
fight with Ottawa defenseman Shane Hnidy, who landed numerous
punches in a one-sided bout. ... Atlanta had season-high four-game
winning streaks twice, from Nov. 16-23, and again from Dec. 5-12.
... Senators C Radek Bonk missed his second straight game because
of the flu. ... Rachunek hadn't scored since March 21 in Atlanta, a
span of 38 games.