By Phil Foley PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer ATLANTA (Ticker) - Not even a visit from the reeling New JerseyDevils could snap the Atlanta Thrashers out of their season-longslump. Patrik Elias broke a tie with 28 seconds remaining in regulationto defeat the listless Thrashers, 6-5, on Saturday. PaulMartin and Zach Parise picked up assists on the play. Entering the contest the defending Southeast Conference championThrashers, who garnered 97 points en route to their firstdivision crown, were the only NHL team without a win, nettingjust four goals through their first four games. The Thrashers faced the road-weary Devils, who also gave TampaBay and Florida their first wins this season. Nevertheless, the losing continued for the Thrashers onSaturday. Atlanta found itself with its first lead of the season whendefenseman Garnet Exelby broke a 2-2 tie with a slap shot justinside the blue line through traffic past New Jersey goaltenderMartin Brodeur at 7:26 of the second period. Sixty-two seconds later, captain Bobby Holik lifted a wrister inthe slot past Brodeur to give the Thrashers a two-goal lead. But the lead was short-lived. The Devils scored the next threegoals as the Atlanta offense went silent. Left wing Jay Pandolfo added a rebound goal to cut the lead to4-3 at 19:48 of the second period. Just three minutes into the third period, Travis Zajac tookadvantage of a defensive miscue and beat Atlanta goaltender KariLehtonen with a wrister to tie the game. Sergei Brylin lofted a wrister from his knees inside the leftfaceoff circle past Lehtonen to give New Jersey a 4-3 lead at12:05 of the third period. Ilya Kovalchuk tied the contest with a slap shot fromleft-faceoff circle to tie the contest at 5-5 with 3:20remaining. The win was the second in five games for New Jersey, which is inthe midst of a franchise-record nine-game road trip to startthe season as construction workers put the finishing touches onthe Prudential Center, the Devils' new home in Newark. New Jersey's John Madden found the net with a power-play tallyat 1:46 of the first period to give the Devils a brief 1-0 lead. But the lead was short-lived as rookie Darren Haydar took apretty backhanded pass from fellow rookie Bryan Little andrifled a shot past Brodeur 35 seconds later to knot the game at1-1. It was the first NHL goal for the 27-year-old Haydar, who wasthe American Hockey League's top scorer last season with 122points. Elias redirected Zajac's shot with his lower body in front ofthe net to give New Jersey a 2-1 edge at 18:05 of the firstperiod before Kovalchuk tied the game with a wrister from leftfaceoff circle on the power play 22 seconds into the secondperiod. Lehtonen set aside 29 shots in his fourth loss of the season. Brodeur stopped 12 shots for the Devils, who beat the Thrashersin Atlanta for the first time since the 2003-2004 campaign.