Thrasher goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is making believers out of the teams he has faced so far this year. The Atlanta goalie stopped 50 shots en route to a 3-1 win over the Senators on Saturday. The 22-year-old netminder was outstanding and the catalyst behind the Thrashers victory over Ottawa. "He was fabulous," Thrashers coach John Anderson said. "One of the best games I've ever seen in goal. He made us win." Before this season, Pavelec had played 19 games in the NHL and wasn't expected to be the Thrashers' starting goalie. But Pavelec has made the most of No. 1 netminder Kari Lehtonen's absence caused by back surgery. His latest effort helped the Thrashers (5-4-1) snap a four-game losing streak. "We didn't play well at all," said Rich Peverley , who scored the Thrashers' second goal. "At t ...
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