With their NHL playoff seed set at No. 4 in the Eastern Conference and with nothing left to play for, the Pens sat several stars, including goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, but they won handily anyway.
Andrew Ladd scored the first goal of the game for the Thrashers, a power-play score in the first period. The second period, however, was dominated by the Penguins, as Tyler Kennedy (on the power play), Pascal Dupuis, Mike Rupp and Mark Letestu all scored to give the Penguins a 4-1 lead.
In the third period, Tim Stapleton scored a power-play goal for the Thrashers, and Pittsburgh’s Mike Comrie scored his only goal of the season with a meaningless empty-netter.
Brent Johnson recorded 37 saves for the Pens, who ended their regular season with a 49-25-8 record. The Tampa Bay Lightning awaits.