Well, there’s only one downer in Manny Fernandez’s on-ice life right now, and that’s the lack of another match-up against Atlanta on the Boston Bruins’ remaining schedule.
With his 32-save performance at Philips Arena, Fernandez improved to 7-0-0 all-time against the Thrashers, including 3-0-0 this year. The win also improved Boston to 4-0 this year against the Thrashers.
•No one can accuse of winger Michael Ryder of bad timing. With his tie-breaking score at 13:56 of the third period, Ryder extended his league-leading total in the game-winning goals department. He now has seven — two more than the second-place skaters in that category.
•The Bruins are now 7-0-1 on the second night of back-to-back situations.
•Aaron Ward skated 14:30 of ice time in his return after missing 10 of the last 11 outings.