"This is a 'show me' night and they're showing each other." ~ Jack Edwards
There was absolutely no question about that First Star award. Shawn Thornton led this team to victory. Mark Recchi said this was a must win game for the fragile Bruins and Thornton apparently took those words to heart.
Two seconds into the game, Thornton dropped the gloves with Eric Boulton and had a long, spirited bout. We don't think it was a coincidence that Thornton fought Boulton right on the B's logo at center ice.
That was a message that, at least in this game, the Bruins would not be pushed around. The Bruins needed to be angry and Thornton knew exactly what he was doing. And on this night, his team responded.
Shawn "Wayne" Thornton might not have a letter on the front of his jersey but anyone who doesn't think he is a leader must be inbred. Or live in the south. A fight. Two goals. Almost four. He had one puck dance near the goal line and hit a post near the end of the game. We'll see if the Bruins carry this momentum into the next game but for one night Thornton's troops followed him into battle and the Bruins showed the type of team they can be if they are engaged.
After the jump, Shawn Thornton dominates you, cheap shots on both sides and a first line brawl.......
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