Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3

With 42 seconds remaining in regulation, the Bruins saw Maxim Afinogenov beat Tuukka Rask with an off-wing wrister to tie the game at 3-3. But Rask remained calm, stopped three shots in overtime, and turned aside three more in the shootout.

At the other end, Patrice Bergeron scored the only goal on Ondrej Pavelec to give the Bruins a 4-3 shootout win.

"We knew we had to start tonight off good with four games on the road," said Michael Ryder (two goals, first multi-go...

ATLANTA - The 2-0 second-period lead? Gone. The 3-2 advantage with less than a minute remaining in regulation? Wiped out, thanks to a Maxim Afinogenov goal at 19:18.

But unlike other games in which the woe-is-us Bruins tucked their tails when adversity approached, the Black-and-Gold bunch decided last night against the Atlanta Thrashers that they were fed up with losing.

“I just thought, ‘We’ve been losing those games so much in the past that I don’t want it to happe...