Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 4-2

Splicing wins together as if stringing popcorn and cranberries into Christmas garland, the Bruins put together another win last night, 4-2 over the Atlanta Thrashers, for their 11th consecutive victory on Causeway Street.

"As long as we have the fans on our side," said goalie Manny Fernandez, after making 20 stops before a sellout crowd of 17,565, "we won't allow ourselves to be pushed around in our house."

Michael Ryder scored twice (Nos. 9 and 10), and Phil Kessel ...