Shawn Thornton

October 08, 2009 - 6:02 am
WILMINGTON, Mass -- Milan Lucic made it clear after signing his three-year deal with the Boston Bruins that it wasn't even remotely about the money. That being said, B's winger Shawn Thornton told the rookie to forget about taking the veterans out to celebratory dinner. He's expecting designer...
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October 02, 2009 - 10:28 am
WILMINGTON -- Back to work for the Bruins at Ristuccia Arena Friday afternoon following a lackluster ice-breaker against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Plenty of talk about the power play unit, and the definite lack of mightiness after going 0-for-5 with only a single shot on net...
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Mike Petraglia
May 11, 2009 - 2:14 pm
WILMINGTON -With so much focus on the intensity and nastiness that has been cranked up as the result of Game 5 between the Bruins and Hurricanes, one small detail is getting overshadowed. The Bruins finally found a way on Sunday to contain the speed of Carolina's attack. Their reward was a plane...
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March 02, 2009 - 7:40 pm
A big smile quickly appeared on big Byron Bitz as he worked his way through the Bruins dressing room Monday morning at their practice facility in Wilmington, and rightfully so. The fourth-line grinder has made quite the healthy impression with his hockey smarts -- something the Bruins scouting...
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February 25, 2009 - 11:41 am
WILMINGTON -- There's no sense in clicking their hockey skates three times and chanting "There's no place like home," but the Black and Gold reached a welcomed portion of the schedule when they notched a victory over the Panthers Tuesday night. The tilt against the upwardly mobile Eastern...
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February 01, 2009 - 1:45 pm
MONTREAL -- The life of an NHL enforcer certainly isn't for the faint of heart, and it's definitely not a destination spot for those seeking to bathe in glory or blanket themselves in warm, comforting plaudits. Underrated Shawn Thornton , one of the biggest yet least talked about pieces of this...
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January 27, 2009 - 2:36 pm
Goals by old friend Michael Nylander and young defenseman Mike Green have the Capitals up by a 2-1 score after the first twenty minutes of play. Nylander potted a garbage goal in front in the final seconds of the first period when Tomas Fleischmann kicked the puck to him at the goal mouth. The...
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December 20, 2008 - 6:05 pm
It was a convincing 4-2 win for the Black and Gold against a Carolina Hurricanes team playing quality hockey heading into Boston, but the 13th straight victory at the TD Banknorth Garden also had its share of negatives. Patrice Bergeron went into Saturday still searching for ways to reclaimÂ...
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November 24, 2008 - 6:07 am
Continuing what's been a banner week for the Boston Bruins ,  center Marc Savard was named the NHL's First Star in their 'Three Stars' for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 23. The wins and accolades just keep on coming for the Big Bad Bruins, who held practice at Ristuccia Area this season -- with...
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November 22, 2008 - 4:06 pm
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- Bruins coach Claude Julien , who continued his march toward the Jack Adams  Trophy by coaching the pants off Habs coach Guy Carbonneau in a big statement game last night, seemed fairly agitated after a tense, playoff-like game that ended with a thrilling 3-2 shootout win...
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