Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 5-4

For Milan Lucic, the satisfaction wasn't that his third goal last night gave him his first hat trick in the NHL.

It was that his third goal, which prompted a shower of hats to hit the TD Banknorth Garden ice, busted a 4-4 tie and gave the Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers before 16,044 fans, turning a dud into a 2-point decision the club desperately needed.

"We just stayed focused and stayed together," said Marc Savard. "No one was happy after that firs...