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Sabres-Thrashers, Sums

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Buffalo 1 1 1 0-3

Atlanta 2 0 1 1-4

First Period-1, Atlanta, Kovalchuk 38 (Zhitnik, Hossa), 3:50 (pp). 2, Buffalo, Stafford 9 (Roy, Vanek), 6:11. 3, Atlanta, Belanger 16 (Sutton), 15:36. Penalties-Mair, Buf (interference), 2:35; Drury, Buf (delay of game), 3:18; Holik, Atl (roughing), 11:17; Kovalchuk, Atl, double minor (unsportsmanlike conduct, cross-checking), 19:15.

Second Period-4, Buffalo, Vanek 35 (Numminen, Kalinin), 16:07. Penalties-Peters, Buf (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:30; Kovalchuk, Atl (holding), 10:13; Hecht, Buf (hooking), 15:48; Havelid, Atl (diving), 15:48.

Third Period-5, Atlanta, Zhitnik 7 (Havelid, Tkachuk), 7:45 (pp). 6, Buffalo, Roy 15 (Tallinder, Campbell), 12:25. Penalties-Mair, Buf (cross-checking), 7:22, Tkachuk, Atl (slashing), 20:00.

Overtime-7, Atlanta, Tkachuk 26 (Kozlov, Zhitnik), 4:22 (pp). Penalty-Spacek, Buf (holding), 3:46.

Shots on Goal-Buffalo 14-11-9-4-38. Atlanta 8-9-12-2-31.

Power-play opportunities-Buffalo 0 of 5; Atlanta 3 of 5.

Goalies-Buffalo, Miller 33-15-6 (31 shots-27 saves). Atlanta, Lehtonen 32-21-8 (38-35).

A-18,602 (18,545). T-2:36.

Referees-Kevin Pollock, Craig Spada. Linesmen-Pierre Racicot, Tony Sericolo.

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