Center Rich Peverley scored at 10:41 in the first period to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 1-0 lead over the Colorado Avalanche. Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec has stopped all eight shots the Avalanche have put on net so far. Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj has made 14-of-15 saves.
Milan Hejduk, Ryan O’Byrne and Kevin Shattenkirk each had a penalty during the period, while Atlanta had none.
Newly-acquired Matt Hunwick has appeared for about six minutes (1:18 on the penalty play) and recorded two hits.