After getting off to a fast start, the game has slowed down considerably in Atlanta. Aside from a few impressive saves by Michal Neuvirth, the second period hasn't had much luster. That is until Andrew Ladd of the Thrashers put his team on top on a deflected goal.
Neuvirth made a fine save on Johnny Oduya to start the sequence. Just moments later than it was Oduya again who threw a shot on net. On the way in, it was tipped by Ladd for his first goal of the season with just over four minutes remaining in the second period.