Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 7-3

ATLANTA - Yes, the Bruins scored on their first two shots.

Yes, they chased Thrashers starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec after they took a 3-0 first-period lead. Yes, they won their 20th game of the season, a milestone they didn't hit last season until January. Yes, they turned the third period into a laugher against an embarrassed Atlanta squad.

Even so, a 7-3 win over the lowly Thrashers - equal-opportunity abuse of Pavelec (three goals) and backup Johan Hedberg (four str...