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Blackhawks continue trip against Thrashers

Chicago (29-14-8) at Atlanta (19-31-5)

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks continue an NHL-high,

eight-game road trip Wednesday when they travel to Atlanta to

take on the Thrashers.

Thanks to their worst defensive performance of the season, the

Blackhawks saw their three-game winning streak halted with a 7-3

loss in Vancouver on Saturday. The Canucks jumped to a 6-0 lead

before Chicago cut the deficit in half with three straight


Kris Versteeg, Adam Burish and Martin Havlat tallied for

Chicago, but a pair of goaltenders were equally as ineffective

leading to the loss.

Cristobal Huet allowed three goals on nine shots before being

relieved after one period by Nikolai Khabibulin, who made 13

saves while surrendering the other four goals for the


Chicago is currently 4-2 on the trip and looks to clinch a

winning journey with a victory against Atlanta, which is coming

off a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay Tuesday.

Kari Lehtonen made 17 of his 40 saves in the third period,

including a brilliant stop of rookie Steven Stamkos on a penalty

shot, to propel the Thrashers to just their second win in eight


Colin Stuart scored his first goal of the season shorthanded,

Vyacheslav Kozlov netted the go-ahead tally early in the second

period and captain Ilya Kovalchuk added his team-leading 23rd

into an empty net to put the game away.


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