Bruins Erupt For Goals And Fights Against Thrashers

Thornton scores twice for Bruins

      BOSTON (AP) – Shawn Thornton scored twice and reached his career
high with seven goals this season and the Boston Bruins beat the
Atlanta Thrashers 4-1 Thursday night.
      The Bruins' enforcer was in a fight two seconds after puck
dropped in the first period, then added goals in the second and
third to reach seven for the first time in his career.
      Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists for Boston, which
had lost three of four and needed the win before heading out on a
five-game road trip next week.
      Dustin Byfuglien scored his 13th goal of the season for the
Thrashers, who will host the rematch with the Bruins in a week.
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