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GAME: Atlanta Thrashers (21-25-6-2) at Boston Bruins (25-14-11-4).

TIME: Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST.

When Glen Murray is playing well, the Boston Bruins are likely to follow suit.

The Bruins hope their star forward can continue his current run as they look to extend a four-game unbeaten streak when they host the struggling Atlanta Thrashers.

Boston has won three straight and is 3-0-1 since Jan. 27, with Murray scoring seven of the team's nine goals during that unbeaten streak.

Murray scored three goals in a game for the fifth time in his NHL career Sunday as the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. He has scored nine goals in his last eight games after going 10 straight without one, and Boston is 18-6-6-3 when Murray records a point.

"You ask anyone, when you get a couple of goals in a row it seems like you find the right spot," said Murray, who has three game-winning goals and a tying goal in his last four games. "It wasn't going in for about a month even though I was getting chances. It goes in cycles I guess."

Boston forward Mike Knuble had an assist against the Penguins, and is now one shy of 100 for his NHL career. The assist was Knuble's first point since scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 22.

Atlanta lost 5-2 to Tampa Bay on Saturday as its winless streak reached six games (0-4-2).

The Thrashers are 2-11-3-1 since beating the Southeast Division-leading Lightning 3-1 on Dec. 26

"Forget the division race ... right now we have to get back into the playoff race," Atlanta coach Bob Hartley said. "That has to be our only priority."

The Thrashers have also been losing the injury battle.

Goalie Byron Dafoe (mild concussion) and defenseman Yannick Tremblay (hip strain) did not play Saturday after getting hurt in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their status for this contest is uncertain.

The Thrashers have placed defensemen Garnet Exelby (hip) and Chris Tamer (back) on injured reserve. Exelby has sat out five straight games and Tamer, who played Friday, has missed nine of 10.

Atlanta has recalled goaltender Frederic Cassivi and defenseman Kurtis Foster from Chicago of the AHL.

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