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Thrashers 3, Hurricanes 1 @NHL

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Ilya Kovalchuk, Marian Hossa and Eric Boulton scored third-period goals and the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Thrashers snapped a four-game losing streak and kept Carolina from climbing further up the Southeast Division standings.

Hossa got the go-ahead score with a rising slap shot from just inside the Carolina blue line with 2:24 left in the game. Boulton added the insurance goal with just over a minute left in regulation.

Carolina blew a lead going into the third period for the first time all season. Rod Brind'Amour had given the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead with 2:34 left in the second period.

Hossa tied the score with the Thashers' seventh short-handed goal.

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