Boston Bruins defeat Atlanta Thrashers, 4-0

Two teams headed in different directions - the Bruins to tomorrow’s Winter Classic and the Thrashers seemingly to a long winter’s slumber - spent 60 minutes at the Garden last night with their GPSs locked on their respective itineraries.

Backed by three first-period goals, all in a span of just over 10 minutes, the Bruins rolled to a 4-0 so-easy-a-caveman-could-do-it victory, their 20th of the season. The Thrashers, who cobbled together only 18 shots despite a game plan...