Final SO

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Tuesday, January 24th
Game 2: Thursday, March 2nd
Game 3: Tuesday, March 21st
Game 4: Saturday, April 15th

Jets 5

(34-29-6, 74 pts)

Bruins 4

(27-31-12, 66 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 21, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 SO T
WPG 0 1 3 15
BOS 2 1 1 04

P. Bergeron (Bruins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

J. Slater (Jets - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

M. Savard (Jets - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Atlanta (33-29-6) at Boston (27-31-11) 7:00 pm EST

Atlanta (33-29-6) at Boston (27-31-11) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Ilya Kovalchuk already has won the Maurice Richard Trophy once in his career and would like to add another to his collection.

Kovalchuk leads the Atlanta Thrashers in their bid for a franchise single-season victories record Tuesday when they visit the Boston Bruins.

After tying Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Columbus' Rich Nash with 41 goals in 2003-2004, Kovalchuk has a career-best 43 tallies and is three back of Jaromir Jagr in the race for this year's goal-scoring title.

Kovalchuk was one of five players to score and Kari Lehtonen stopped 20 shots for his second shutout of the season for the Thrashers in Monday's 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

Atlanta has won six of eight and is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Montreal for the final playoff berth.

The Bruins have lost seven of their last nine and is eight points in back of the Canadiens with only 13 contests remaining.

Brad Boyes scored his 22nd goal and Hal Gill registered his first of the season for Boston in Monday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

The Bruins have won the first two meetings against the Thrashers this season, including a 3-2 victory on March 2. Marco Sturm scored a power-play goal with 2:41 left for Boston.