Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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It didn't take long for the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks to renew acquaintances.Meeting for the first time since last season's Stanley Cup final, the two teams engaged in a spirited line brawl less than four minutes into their game Saturday afternoon in Boston.The fracas saw several Vancouver players mixing it up Bruins agitator Shawn Thornton, who pestered the Canucks during last season's seven-game series. Thornton was one of five players to draw penalties on the play, earning a double minor for roughing and slashing.Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was given a roughing minor and a game misconduct, enraging the capacity crowd at TD Banknorth Garden.Vancouver's Dale Weise and Boston's Nathan Horton engaged in the only fight, with both men landing punches during the battle.After everything was sorted out, Vancouver wound up with a 5-on-3 power play - and made good on it, as Ryan Kesler opened the scoring,.
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