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Atlanta vs Boston Recap - Bruins Win 4-1

Boston earned a 4-1 victory over Atlanta behind a 2-goal performance from Shawn Thornton on Thursday at TD Garden.

Boston was favored by -157 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Boston got goals from Shawn Thornton (2), Michael Ryder, and Patrice Bergeron in the victory. Bergeron opened the scoring at 3:00 of the first period.

Tim Thomas turned in a 26-save effort for the Bruins.

Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Tim Thomas.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Boston scored 1 time on 6 chances on the power play, while Atlanta went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 36-27.

Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Thrashers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.