Final: Thrashers 4, Bruins 1

All done in Atlanta. Result never in question. Dustin Byfuglien with a hand in all four goals.

14:00 3d period: Thrashers 4-1
Another PP goes down the drain. Can’t recall one decent chance tonight.

2:51 3d period: Thrashers 4-1
Zilch on the PP. Surprised?

0:41 3d period: Thrashers 4-1
Gift of a PP for the Bruins. Weak slashing call on Rich Peverley.

20:00 2d period: Thrashers 4-1
Decent five minutes for the Bruins in the second. Dreadful 35 minutes otherwise. Matt Hunwick returned to the bench late in the second. Nathan Horton supposedly in the game but unable to be located in offensive zone.


19:47 2d period: Thrashers 4-1
Niclas Bergfors tips in a Dustin Byfuglien slap shot. Killer PPG with 12.3 seconds remaining.

18:06 2d period: Thrashers 3-1
Daniel Paille with an ugly hit from behind on Alexander Burmistrov into the boards. Ben Eager seeks retribution, which draws the rest of the crowd.

16:07 2d period: Thrashers 3-1
Bruins bringing big-time heat on Ondrej Pavelec. Stops Nathan Horton to bring an end to the pressure.

13:16 2d period: Thrashers 3-1
Timely save by Ondrej Pavelec on Brad Marchand.

12:22 2d period: Thrashers 3-1
Blake Wheeler takes a pass from Michael Ryder and threads a wrister five-hole on Ondrej Pavelec. Pavelec gets a piece but can’t squeeze it all the way.

10:31 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
Shawn Thornton vs. Eric Boulton. Big bombs landed by both fighters. Let’s see if Thornton’s teammates get the message.

9:58 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
Thirty minutes of poor, poor hockey by the Bruins. Bad sign when Jamie Arniel is one of your better players.

7:28 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
Still no sign of Matt Hunwick, who went off for repairs after fighting Evander Kane.

5:01 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
Matt Hunwick absorbing damage from tough customer Evander Kane. Good for Hunwick to take on Kane. Got in a few blows of his own. At least someone showing some spunk.


4:47 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
More of the same so far from the Bruins. Chasing all aspects of the game.

0:00 2d period: Thrashers 3-0
Tuukka Rask still in net.

20:00 1st period: Thrashers 3-0
Ugly first period for the Bruins. Might be time to give the skittish Tuukka Rask a seat for the second. Bruins’ lack of puck-rushing defensemen evident in blinking neon when facing an aggressive D-man like Dustin Byfuglien. Bruins have nobody on the back end who can carry the puck like Byfuglien.

15:57 1st period: Thrashers 3-0
Blake Wheeler off for a lazy tripping penalty. Thrashers looking so much faster than the Bruins.

14:42 1st period: Thrashers 3-0
Electric period for Dustin Byfuglien. Strips Brad Marchand and gets the puck up to Jim Slater, who goes upstairs on Tuukka Rask.

12:22 1st period: Thrashers 2-0
Dustin Byfuglien slips behind Dennis Seidenberg and goes five-hole on Tuukka Rask. It was a shot Rask usually stops.

10:40 1st period: Thrashers 1-0
Point-blank chance for Jamie Arniel in front. Stoned by Ondrej Pavelec. Strong forecheck by Brad Marchand creates the turnover.

8:32 1st period: Thrashers 1-0
Evander Kane takes a feed from Anthony Stewart and goes upstairs on Tuukka Rask. Dustin Byfuglien starts the play by rushing the puck behind the net. Bad time for Mark Stuart to go for a skate and vacate the front of the net.

7:49 1st period: 0-0
First sustained pressure by the Bruins. Jamie Arniel, skating his first NHL shift, getting some good looks down low.

6:35 1st period: 0-0
Yet another lifeless PP for the Bruins.


3:22 1st period: 0-0
Johnny Boychuk rockets a slapper off the right foot of Chris Thorburn. Thorburn to the room.

2:38 1st period: 0-0
Bruins survive delay of game on Zdeno Chara. Were 0 for 3 on PK last game.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Adam McQuaid is the healthy scratch. Jamie Arniel to make his NHL debut wearing No. 72. Peter Schaefer was the last Bruin to wear those digits.

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