Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Maxim Afinogenov's power-play score early in the third period was the difference, as the Atlanta Thrashers held on for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at Philips Arena.
In a tie game entering the final period, Atlanta went on the power play after Anaheim defenseman Nick Boynton was called for high-sticking. Near the end of the man advantage, Afinogenov picked up a loose puck at the inside edge of the right circle and fired a shot past Hiller at 4:03 for a 2-1 edge.
The Thrashers got another power play with 1:08 left, but Anaheim pulled Hiller for the extra attacker and nearly took advantage. Getzlaf had the puck in the slot with time running out, and his shot rang off the left post just before the buzzer sounded.
Armstrong put Atlanta on the board at 4:32 of the second period, but Eminger slammed in a loose puck with 2:02 left in the frame to even the score.
Atlanta was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Anaheim went 0-for-4...The Thrashers play at Philadelphia on Thursday...The Ducks fell to 1-2-0 on their six-game road trip that continues Wednesday at Washington.