Hurricanes' Legace shuts out Thrashers

ATLANTA (AP) — Manny Legace made 27 saves for Carolina's first shutout of the season, and Jussi Jokinen had a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes' 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday night.

Legace improved to 9-5-2 with his 24th NHL shutout and first since April 5, 2008, for St. Louis against Columbus.

Carolina has won eight of nine overall. After losing its first 13 road games of the season, Carolina has won five of its last seven away from home.

Jokinen scored on a power play to make it 4-0 with 5:57 remaining. He has 15 goals in his last 19 games and 26 overall this season.

Brandon Sutter scored his 17th goal late in the first period on a power play, Joni Pitkanen scored late in the second, and Rod Brind'Amour made it 3-0 early in third.

Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves for Atlanta.

NOTES: Sutter has points in six straight games. ... Carolina G Cam Ward (back) missed his ninth consecutive game. ... Thrashers rookie F Evander Kane (foot) is listed as day-to-day. He left Atlanta's 6-2 loss at Tampa Bay on Saturday night during the second period after blocking a shot. ... Carolina is 37-16-1 against Atlanta, including 20-6-4 at Philips Arena. ... The Thrashers dropped to 7-11-2 in the Southeast Division this season. Carolina is 8-8-1 against the division.