Atlanta Ices Philadelphia 4-3 - Recap
Atlanta needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday in NHL action at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Thrashers were rewarded as +127 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Blake Wheeler clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Thrashers. Atlanta got goals from Nik Antropov, Bryan Little, and Tim Stapleton in the victory. Stapleton opened the scoring at 6:59 of the first period.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 of 24 Philadelphia shots in the victory.
Philadelphia got goals from Danny Briere (2) and Claude Giroux in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Brian Boucher stopped 22 of 25 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Atlanta went 0-for-3, while the Flyers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Atlanta outshot Philadelphia 25-24 in the game.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face Dallas.