There’s no limit to what Bruins’ Thornton will do for his team

Bergeron scored that goal three minutes after the fight. The Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never let the Thrashers back into the game. Obviously Boston had a little rancor left in its blood even after that grueling practice Tuesday and after 55:54 of action against the Thrashers. When Freddy Meyer hit Milan Lucic high crossing the Atlanta blue line, Andrew Ference jumped Meyer and everyone paid tribute to Thornton by dropping their gloves and sticks and displaying the type of toughness that’s usually only shown by Thornton and a few other Bruins players. Even Nathan Horton got in on the action – his second fight of the season – and picked Evander Kane back up after he had already knocked out the Atlanta forward once.

Two goals is quite an accomplishment for a veteran grappler who now can boast a career-high goal total of seven. There’s plenty of season left for Thornton to add to that, but even if he never lights the lamp again, he has put his stamp on this season and he’ll find other ways to contribute as the campaign unfolds.

Whatever it takes, Shawn Thornton is the one the Bruins can count on to get it done.

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