12/19/2006 11:03:27 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Marian Hossa scored two short-handed goals, then connected in the shootout to help the Atlanta Thrashers end a season-high five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Slava Kozlov and Hossa, the first two shooters for Atlanta, beat Martin Brodeur. At the other end, Kari Lehtonen stopped Zach Parise and Brian Gionta.
In regulation, Hossa broke out of a mild scoring slump by setting an Atlanta record for short-handed goals in a game. Jon Sim also scored, and the Thrashers extended their win streak over the Devils to five.
Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner replied on the power play for New Jersey while defenceman Johnny Oduya scored his first career NHL goal.
The Devils outshot the Thrashers 3-1 in overtime. New Jersey's Brian Rafalski had the best chance with two minutes remaining.
Langenbrunner put New Jersey up 3-2 with a 5-on-3 power-play goal at 6:43 of the third. The celebration was short lived, though, because Hossa got his second short-handed goal only 19 seconds later.
Vitaly Vishnevski threw the puck ahead and Hossa grabbed it at centre ice before beating Brodeur from the top of the left circle.
Hossa wasn't done. Seconds later, he had another short-handed breakaway that Brodeur stopped with a sprawling save.