Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 6-4

The Boston Bruins turned things around just in time for the Christmas break.

"Two huge wins before Christmas," Mark Recchi said Wednesday night after Boston beat Atlanta 6-4 for its second victory in three nights. "We hit a little bump there but we've showed character the last two games."

The Bruins, who won in Ottawa on Monday night to snap an 0-2-2 run, got goals from Marc Savard, Daniel Paille and Vladimir Sobotka in a 1:08 span of the first period before going on...

Bruins take advantage
Power-play goals fuel victory over Thrashers

By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff | December 24, 2009

It was not a sight that any goaltender likes to see - Ilya Kovalchuk dangling down the left wing with just one forward to beat.

Especially for Tim Thomas last night, considering the Thrashers had wiped out a 3-0 first-period deficit by potting two quick-strike goals of their own, and Kovalchuk was threatening to send the game into the first inte...