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B's play to win games, not fights

Shawn Thornton might get KO'd once in a while, but team toughness is constant

Updated: February 1, 2013, 10:26 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- It's pure ridiculousness to even suggest that the Boston Bruins did not respond in an appropriate manner after Shawn Thornton received a concussion during a fight against the Buffalo Sabres' John Scott on Thursday night.

The two heavyweights dropped the gloves at 2:53 of the first period. Scott hit Thornton with a right, and the Boston enforcer dropped to the ice. The fight was stopped and both men went to the penalty box. After their five minutes were served, Thornton ...

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