Thrashers beat Hurricanes 5-4 in overtime

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal off a shot from Ilya Kovalchuk with 31.5 seconds left in overtime to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4. Kovalchuk finished with a goal and three assists for the Thrashers. The team earned a needed win and pulled within three points of the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes. Vyacheslav Kozlov, Mark Recchi and Bobby Holik also scored for Atlanta. Ray Whitney, Eric Staal and Erik Cole each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes.