The unsung heroes were the story of this Bruins comeback win. Marc Recchi picked the B's apart, but the Bruins buckled down and came away with the win. The 3rd and 4th lines were fantastic, and responsible for 4 of the 5 goals. Meanwhile Alex Auld never stopped making save after save.
Late in the first period, the Bruins scored first when Petteri Nokelainen tipped in a pass from Brandon Bochenski. The Bruins went up by two when, early in the 2nd, Peter Schaefer deflected Andrew Ference's drive into the net. Mark Recchi took over from there, scoring twice in the period to tie the game. The Thrashers then took the lead late in the 2nd period with a hard shot by Kovalchuck.
The Bruins turned it around there and managed to get the momentum back heading into the locker room. With about a minute left in the period, Milan Lucic (who finished the game with a +3) intercepted a pass in the Thrashers zone and passed it across to Glen Murray. Murray snapped in the puck and the game was tied. Late in the third period, Milan Lucic again came up big when he stuffed in a rebound to give the Bruins a 4-3 lead. Savvy scored an empty-netter to secure a 5-3 Bruins win over the Thrashers.