David Krejci scored a goal and assisted on
another, Tuukka Rask blanked Atlanta for the second time this
season, and the Bruins kept up their mastery of the Thrashers with a crucial 4-0 victory Tuesday night that extended Boston's lead for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins moved three points ahead of the Thrashers in the
playoff race, snapping Atlanta's four-game winning streak.
Krejci put the Bruins ahead less than 10 minutes into the
opening period, then set up Milan Lucic's goal that made it 2-0.
Miroslav Satan scored off a deflection with just 4 seconds left in
the second, and Steve Begin put it out of reach with a goal early
in the third.
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