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Thrashers 6, Lightning 4



Radek Smolenak had a goal, his third, and two assists and Riku Helenius made 32 saves, but the Lightning lost 6-4 to the Thrashers to fall to 0-3 at the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich.

Mitch Fadden, Daine Todd and Vladmir Mihalik also scored to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 second-period lead. But Atlanta, which had a 38-28 shot advantage, scored three goals in the third including an empty-netter.

The Lightning faces the Stars at 2 p.m. Tuesday in its final game that will determine seventh and eight places in the eight-team tournament.


[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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