It came down to a shootout and Ondrej Pavelec foiled the opposition in a 3-2 victory for Atlanta over Boston Thursday.
Atlanta won as a -102 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Bryan Little potted the shootout winner for Atlanta. Tobias Enstrom (2) scored for the Thrashers in the victory. Enstrom opened the scoring for Atlanta, finding the back of the net at 3:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Dustin Byfuglien and Niclas Bergfors.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 42 of 44 Boston shots in the victory.
Patrice Bergeron and Blake Wheeler scored for the Bruins, finding the net behind Ondrej Pavelec.
Tim Thomas stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Bruins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Atlanta scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Boston went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 44-32.
Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face New Jersey looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face Buffalo.