Boston Bruins

Bruins-Thrashers: Are the B's "Savi" Enough to Win Home and Home Series?

Shawn OwensAnalyst IDecember 12, 2008

The Boston Bruins (19-5-4, 42 points) will play a home and home series against the Atlanta Thrashers starting tonight in Atlanta.

Coming off an all right performance against the Washington Capitals in which the Bruins lost 3-1—the difference maker in the game was Capitals goalie Brent Johnson making 33 saves—the Bruins go back to work to see if they can get back on the winning track.

Tim Thomas will make the start tonight in Atlanta.  Timmy sat out the last game, yielding to Manny Fernandez.

Phil Kessel will bring a 13-game scoring streak into the game tonight.

Aaron Ward may play tonight.  He has missed the last four Bruins games.  He will be a welcome addition back to the blue line.

Patrice Bergeron looks to improve his play tonight.  He lost an uncharacteristic 13 of 19 faceoffs against the Capitals on Wednesday evening.

Making a tough kid tougher—Bruins coach Claude Julien spent time with Milan Lucic at the end of practice in Atlanta yesterday teaching him a trick to get his arm untied during a fight. 

In related news, NHL tough guys received a memo today stating that if you are going to go with Lucic, attack him when he isn't ready for it.

Both teams will fly out to Boston after the game tonight.

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