Kovalchuk, Dupuis and Hossa score in Thrashers 4-1 win over Hurricanes

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Johan Hedberg finished with 32 saves for the Thrashers, who can clinch the Southeast Division with a Tampa Bay home loss to Florida later Friday. Eric Belanger added a late goal for Atlanta.

Anson Carter scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost five of six games - a stretch that cost them a chance to defend their Stanley Cup title.

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