Thursday, January 22, 2009
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PHILADELPHIA - Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves to improve to 12-0 against Atlanta, and Mike Knuble scored twice in the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-3 victory over the Thrashers on Wednesday night.
Niittymaki is one of only two active goalies with a perfect mark in at least 10 decisions against one team. Detroit's Chris Osgood is 17-0 against Tampa Bay.
Scott Hartnell, Darroll Powe and Randy Jones also scored, and Jeff Carter had two assists. Philadelphia, 13-1-2 in its last 15 home games, has beaten the Thrashers 13 straight times over parts of four seasons.
Eric Perrin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Chris Thorburn scored for Atlanta.
Knuble put in his own rebound at 12:12 of the third period after the Thrashers battled back from a 3-0 deficit. He added an empty-net goal with 40.5 seconds left.