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(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Thrashers seek their third consecutive win tonight when they host the Florida Panthers at Philips Arena in the opener of a home-and-home.

The Thrashers are coming off consecutive games against the Washington Capitals. On Thursday, Vyacheslav Kozlov's shootout goal lifted Atlanta past Washington, 4-3, at Philips Arena. Marian Hossa also scored in the shootout while Kari Lehtonen stopped each skater he faced and ended things by stoning Alexander Ovechkin.

Hossa finished with two goals for the Thrashers, who have won four of their past five games overall. Kozlov also lit the lamp in regulation for Atlanta and Lehtonen stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced.

Ilya Kovalchuk pitched in with two assists, increasing his team-leading total to six this season. The Russian star has only one goal so far, and it was the game-winner in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win versus the Caps in Washington.

Hossa, meanwhile, tops the club with seven goals and 11 points overall.

Atlanta will visit Florida on Monday to open a five-game road trip.

The Panthers ended a two-game losing streak with Friday's 3-2 win over the hapless Philadelphia Flyers.

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