The Boston Bruins have lost five of their first eight games this season and now prepare for a home-and-home with the Montreal Canadiens starting Thursday night at the Garden.
Bruins forward Shawn Thornton spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich about tattoos, the B’s first regular season matchup with the Habs, and if it will be a heated meeting after last season’s the hit on Max Pacioretty.
“Are we still talking about this?” Thornton asked. “I don’t really care, I don’t pay attention.”
Last year’s meetings between the two sides meant fireworks. Their games were very physical and emotional, and more of the same could is expected this season.
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“We don’t like them, they don’t like us. It’s been like that for 100 years so it’s nothing new,” Thornton said. “We could use two points however we get them. We’re a better team when we’re physical engaged and emotionally engaged.”
Getting the feeling the guys wanted more from Thornton, the Bruins forward joked, “It’s going to be an absolute war. Grrrrrr. Bring the ambulances, circle the wagons.”
Thornton also discussed defenseman Adam McQuaid, who suffered a neck injury against Carolina two weeks ago. McQuaid was practicing with the team on Wednesday, and Thornton expects the young defenseman to return soon.
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“I think he’s pretty close. He looks good in practice doing battle drills. I’m saying any day now… he looks pretty good to me,” Thornton said.
Listen to the interview in it’s entirety and hear Thornton’s thoughts on which Bruins have a Tazmanian Devil Tatoo!