The Bruins will try to accomplish something they haven't been able to do since 1993: win 8 straight games. The Thrashers are trying to bounce back from a tough 5-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Boxing Day.
Just who are these Thrashers that you speak of?
Atlanta Thrashers 12-19-4; 28 pts (5th in Southeast, 14th in East)
Leading Goal Scorers
Bryan Little: 17 Goals (17-12-29)
Vyacheslav Kozlov : 15 Goals (15-19-34)
Todd White: 12 Goals (12-20-32)
Ilya Kovalchuk: 11 Goals (11-24-35)
Johan Hedberg: 17 GP 6-7-2; 3.56 GAA .886 Sv%
Kari Lehtonen: 11 GP 3-6-2; 3.55 GAA .901 Sv%
Ondrej Pavelec: 11 GP 3-6-0; 3.55 GAA .884 Sv%
Guys Who Like to Drop the Gloves
Eric Boulton: 7 Fighting Majors
Chris Thorburn: 4 Fighting Majors
Garnet Exelby: 3 Fighting Majors
Boris Valabik: 3 Fighting Majors
'08-'09 Season Series
Bruins' record vs. Thrashers this season: 3-0-0
10/25 vs. ATL 5-4 W
12/12 @ ATL 7-3 W
12/13 vs. ATL 4-2 W
LW Marco Sturm: IR (Knee)
D Aaron Ward: Questionable (Leg)
D Andrew Ference: IR (Broken Tibia)
C Petteri Nokelainen: Questionable (Arm)
C Patrice Bergeron: Out (Concussion)
C Erik Christensen: Questionable (Partially Seperated Shoulder)
D Zach Bogosian: Doubtful (Fractured Fibula)
D Garnet Exelby: IR (Hairline Fracture in Leg)
G Kari Lehtonen: Questionable (Back)
- I would expect Manny Fernandez to get the start between the pipes with the B's playing on back-to-back nights.
- Atlanta owns the worst GAA in the league (3.71). In case you were wondering, the Bruins have the best GAA (2.14).
- The B's should look to take advantage of their opportunities on the power play tonight. The Thrashers have a league-worst 72.3% penalty kill percentage.
- In 6 career games against Atlanta, Manny Fernandez is 6-0-0 with a 1.84 GAA.
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