Atlanta Ices New Jersey 7-1 - Recap
New Jersey couldn't hang with the Thrashers on Saturday as Atlanta blasted the Devils 7-1 at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Thrashers were rewarded as -165 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Atlanta got goals from Eric Boulton (3), Ron Hainsey, Chris Thorburn, Andrew Ladd, and Evander Kane in the victory. Hainsey opened the scoring at 10:56 of the first period.
Ondrej Pavelec turned in a 26-save effort for the Thrashers.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Ondrej Pavelec.
Martin Brodeur stopped 11 of 15 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Atlanta went 0-for-2, while the Devils were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 27-22.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head on the road to face Washington.