Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/5/14
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Unlike a year ago, the Bruins didn't have a lot to celebrate this season. Their quest to defend the Cup ended in the opening round of the playoffs with an overtime loss to Washington in Game 7 last Wednesday. But the Bruins didn't walk away from the 2011-12 season completely empty-handed. Or at least not empty-fisted. Shawn Thornton did earn a share of the league lead in fighting majors with 20 bouts in the regular season. The achievement did little to take the sting out of Boston's unexpected early exit from the playoffs for Thornton. And as the team packed...
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