Torrid Bruins seek eighth straight victory

Boston (26-5-4) at Atlanta (12-19-4), 5:00 p.m. EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) —
When the Boston Bruins first encountered
the Atlanta Thrashers, they were trudging through a pedestrian
start. After a marginal win, they have not looked back.

The torrid Bruins seek their eighth straight victory when they
visit the lowly Thrashers on Sunday.

On October 25, the Bruins improved their record to 3-2-3 with a
5-4 triumph over the Thrashers and have since gone 23-3-1.

Boston is looking to extend its longest run since winning the
final eight games of the 1992-93 season and has a good
opportunity to do so against Atlanta, which has lost twice more
against the Bruins since that defeat in late October.

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The Bruins’ latest victory came on Saturday, when they cruised
to a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Blake Wheeler scored
twice and Michael Ryder added what proved to be the game-winner
with 6:14 left in the third period.

Atlanta, meanwhile, has alternated decisions in its last six
games, and is coming off a 5-4 setback against Carolina on

Bryan Little recorded his first career hat trick in that
contest, and has five goals in his last two games.