The Boston Bruins were able to produce early and often with three goals in a span of just one minute, eventually moving on to defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 6-4 Wednesday at the TD Garden. Marc Savard, Daniel Paille and Vladimir Sobotka were responsible for the initial demolition 9:44 into the first block. From there the Thrashers gained some ground with two goals of their own to end the period.
Both teams stepped it up on defense in the second, where Zdeno Chara supplied the only goal for the B’s on a power play opportunity. The offense came back in the third as the Bruins and Thrashers notched two more scores apiece, leaving Boston with the 6-4 advantage.
Bruins coach Claude Julien accepted the win despite witnessing a number of flaws in his defense. “I don’t think we were on top of our game defensively,” he said. “What was important was we found a way to win.” Boston is scheduled to matchup against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, December 27th at the Bank Atlantic Center.