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Tkachuk scores first two goals in Thrashers uniform; Atlanta beats Panthers

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Tkachuk scores first two goals in Thrashers uniform; Atlanta beats Panthers

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Ilya Kovalchuk and Marian Hossa continued leading Atlanta's dominance of Florida. The Thrashers are 6-0 against their Southeast Division rival this season and have won 10 straight over the Panthers at Philips Arena.

Scoring his 35th goal with two assists, Kovalchuk now has 11 points in the season series. His wrist shot made it 3-2 with 6:24 remaining.

Hossa's 39th goal gave the Thrashers a 2-1 goal with 16:59 remaining. Atlanta had a two-man advantage when he took Alexei Zhitnik's pass from the right circle and used a wrist shot to beat goaltender Ed Belfour's stick side.

Hossa now has six goals and eight points against Florida this season.

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