Bruins Bash Thrashers As Auld Shines

Buffalo scores 3 in the 2nd to beat NYI, Columbus bests Colorado
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2007 1:29 AM CST
Boston Bruins goalie Alexander Auld makes a save as Atlanta Thrashers forward Eric Perrin (11), and Bruins defense Dennis Wideman battle during the third period of a hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 12 2007,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston goaltender Alex Auld recorded 23 saves to win his third consecutive game for his new club, as the Bruins beat the Thrashers 5-3. Milan Lucic, who also had an assist, netted the go-ahead goal with just under four minutes remaining. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his league leading 24th goal for Atlanta in the losing effort, reports the AP. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Jason Pominville recorded 3 assists for the Sabres in a 5-3 win over the Islanders. New York has lost six of their last seven games.
  • The Blue Jackets beat the Avalanche for the second time this week after the franchise started out 2-21-2 against Colorado. Fredrik Norrena had 15 saves for Columbus in the 4-1 win.