The Yellow in the Boston Bruins Jersey Is Justified

March 18th, 2010 by Josh Nason Leave a reply »
Sometimes, there are more important things than a victory.

Leading into Thursday night's much-anticipated game with Pittsburgh, the Boston Bruins had to know what was on the line. They just had to.

Quite simply, it was a situation where even in a playoff race, the team had to do the right thing. Two points are two points, but reputation and respect among your peers and teammates have to count for something too.

Ever since Matt Cooke's fateful cheap shot hit on Marc Savard, the Bruins have been killed here by the media and fans alike for not doing anything that night to exact a small bit of revenge for what now looks like a season-ending injury.

The NHL's lack of discipline on Cooke only intensified the situation leading into Thursday, the night when the lifeless team was supposed to get their mojo back by avenging their fallen leader and showing that there was still some remnants of the team that was the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed in last year's playoffs.

As it turns out, not so much.

Aside from a Shawn Thornton tilt with Cooke early in the first period, the Penguins' new center of attention was relatively ...

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