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Thrashers drop another one at home
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ATLANTA — Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson each had a goal and an assist, helping Ottawa beat the Thrashers 3-2 to keep Atlanta reeling at home on Wednesday night.

In their past 14 games at Philips Arena, the Thrashers have 12 losses. Overall, Atlanta has dropped two straight and five of six.

Dean McAmmond broke a 2-2 tie for the winning goal 14:23 into the second period. Jarkko Ruutu floated a pass up the ice for McAmmond, who scored on a breakaway ahead of trailing defenseman Ron Hainsey.

Ottawa, which snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory Tuesday against Carolina, won its second straight for the first time since Dec. 6. Improving to 5-14-3 on the road, the Senators began the night with 11 points, second-fewest in the NHL, away from Scotiabank Place.

Rookie goaltender Brian Elliott improved to 2-1-0 after stopping 29 of 31 shots to win his second straight start.

Spezza scored his 18th goal on the power play, making it 2-2 at the 18:09 mark of the first. In his past 12 games, Spezza has 14 points, including six goals.

Alfredsson, who assisted on Spezza’s goal, made it 1-1 on the power play with his 12th goal to beat Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen from the left circle.

Todd White, scoring a goal for the second straight game, gave the Thrashers a 1-0 lead 5:37 into the first with his 14th, which came from the slot on the power play.

Lehtonen, who gave up seven goals in Atlanta’s 8-4 loss Saturday at Florida, dropped to 5-12-2 after making 27 saves.

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