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Kari Lehtonen stops 40 shots as Atlanta tops Tampa Bay 3-1

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TAMPA, Fla. - Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves to lead the Atlanta Thrashers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Lehtonen made a lunging glove save along the goal-line on Tampa Bay rookie Steven Stamkos' penalty shot with about eight minutes to play in the third. The play was reviewed by replay and the ruling on the ice was upheld.

Colin Stuart, Slava Kozlov and Ilya Kovalchuk had the Atlanta goals.

The Thrashers won for just the second time in the last eight games.

Gary Roberts scored for the Lightning, who have lost five of six.

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