Morning briefing

ATLANTA — Good morning from Philips Arena, where the Bruins will play a critical game tonight against the streaking Thrashers, winners of four straight. Atlanta is one point behind the eighth-place Bruins.

* Expect Tuukka Rask to start in goal.

* Injured Norwood High player Matt Brown is scheduled to attend tonight’s game. Patrice Bergeron visited Brown at the Shepherd Center yesterday.

* Mike Leggo and Brad Meier will be the referees. Don Henderson and Vaughan Rody will be the linesmen.

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