WILMINGTON, Mass. — Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to give him a night to sleep on it — if the goal was to get a colorful quote — but Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton today talked only briefly about the turtle act Montreal defenseman Ryan O’Byrne pulled during the second period of last night’s 5-4 Bruins win.
“That’s his decision. I’m not going to add any fuel to the fire here; we might see them in a week. I personally wouldn’t do it, but that’s me,” said the Bruins’ most-frequent fighter and adherer of “The Code.”
Thornton was all about looking ahead today. He said he understood why Milan Lucic lost his cool in chasing after Mike Komisarek in the aftermath of a questionable hit in the neutral zone. And Thornton also assured everyone that whether the Bruins’ playoff opponent is Montreal or someone else, the club won’t repeat its emotional faux pas of the second period.
“We got away from our game a little bit and our emotions got a little out of control. That won’t happen in the playoffs,” he said.