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Thornton's punches don't spark Bruins

Updated: March 19, 2010, 11:48 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins may have won the fight, but they definitely lost the battle.

There was so much hype leading to Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins because the Bruins wanted to accomplish two things. First and foremost, Boston wanted, and needed, a victory. Second, the Bruins wanted to defend the honor of teammate Marc Savard, who was the recipient of a blindside hit by the Penguins' Matt Cooke on March 7 in Pittsburgh. Cooke did not receive a penalty, ...

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