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Senators 6, Thrashers 3

October 31, 2001

ATLANTA (AP) _ Six players scored for Ottawa as the Senators won their third straight, a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers Tuesday night.

Magnus Arvedson, Chris Neil, Daniel Alfredsson, Martin Havlat, Mike Fisher, and Shawn McEachern scored for the Senators, who climbed back to .500 (6-6-1).

Ottawa goalie Jani Hurme stopped 26 shots to improve to 4-2. The loss snapped Atlanta’s two-game winning streak.

Arvedson gave the Senators a 1-0 lead in the first period, poking a shot past Atlanta goalie Milan Hnilicka.

The Thrashers tied it when Ottawa turned the puck over at the end of its power play and Atlanta center Tony Hrkac beat Hurme on a breakaway.

The Senators scored two goals in the first 3:01 of the second period to lead 3-1.

Neil scored his first NHL goal after Hnilicka blocked two shots. The rebound of the second shot came out in front of the net and Neil flipped it in.

Alfredsson scooped up the rebound of his own missed shot and fired the rebound past Hnilicka to make it 3-1. Havlat made it 4-1 with a power play goal with 5:19 remaining in the period.

The Thrashers got within 4-2 when Ilya Kovalchuk scored his seventh goal of the season with 2:07 left in the second period. The top pick in this year’s draft has scored in four straight games.

Fisher made it 5-2 with his second goal of the season.

Atlanta’s other top rookie Dany Heatley scored a power-play goal with 11:37 to play to make it 5-3.

McEachern scored into an empty net with 12 seconds remaining.

Notes: The Senators are 5-0-1 when scoring first. ... Kovalchuk set the Thrashers’ record for consecutive games with a goal.

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