Thrashers blank Red Wings

DETROIT – Ondrej Pavelec made 40 saves for his second shutout of the season and his career to lift the Atlanta Thrashers to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Vyacheslav Kozlov had a goal and an assist, and Nik Antropov also scored to help Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak.

Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit. The Red Wings have lost four of their last five games.