Bruins edge Thrashers 4-3 in shootout win

The Bruins gave up another lead in the final minute of regulation, but managed to escape with a 4-3 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers on the road Thursday night.

The Bruins got off to a quick 1-0 start, when Marco Sturm went to the net and Mark Recchi put the puck on his tape and Sturm's quick one-timer from the slot beat Ondrej Pavelec.

Michael Ryder made it 2-0 with 1:49 left in the first period after he deflected in a shot from Blake Wheeler.

Atlanta cut the Bruins lead to 2-1 when Nik Antropov tipped Tobias Enstrom's shot past Tuukka Rask at 9:20 of the second period.

With Mark Recchi in the box for a high-stick, Ilya Kovalchuk fired a slapper from the high slot to tie the game up at 2-2 with 5:37 left in middle period.

Michael Ryder's scored his second goal of the game to re-gain the lead for the B's on the power play with 3:15 remaining in the second period. No, that isn't a typo. The Bruins actually scored a power play goal. David Krejci collected the puck behind the net and fed a pass to Ryder, whose quick tough angle shot from the left circle found the twine.

The Thrashers knotted it up with 41.1 seconds in regulation off of a wrister from the right circle via a feed from Ilya Kovalchuk.

After a scoreless overtime session, the Bruins headed to yet another shootout:

Atlanta's 1st Shooter: Rich Peverley fired a forehand shot wide on the gloveside.

Boston's 1st Shooter: Patrice Bergeron skated in right to left and made a hard stop and cut back to his right and tucked the puck past Pavelec. 1-0 Bruins

Atlanta's 2nd Shooter: Slava Kozlov was denied on the backhand by Rask with the left pad.

Boston's 2nd Shooter: Blake Wheeler appeared to have Pavelec beat, but lost control of the puck

Atlanta's 3rd Shooter: Ilya Kovalchuk's shot is stopped by Rask. Bruins Win


Final - 11.19.2009 1 2 3 OT SO Total
Boston Bruins 2 1 0 0 1 4
Atlanta Thrashers 0 2 1 0 0 3

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Notes:

- Tuukka Rask turned aside 32 shots.

- Lesson of the night: Good things happen when you got to the net. Sturm's goal and Ryder's first goal were both a result of getting to the front of the net.

- This team is bound and determined to give all their fans a heart attack at some point during this season.

- Milan Lucic made his return to the lineup. He wasn't too much of a factor, but it was nice to see him back out there. He logged 14:01 of ice time (all even strength) and had 2 shots and a hit.

- Michael Ryder had a 2 goal night. Ryder has historically been a slow-starter and this seems like about the same time that he caught fire last year.

- The Bruins are back in action tomorrow night in Buffalo. I completely forgot about tomorrow's game, so Timmy is bailing me out with a preview.

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