Thornton: 'It was just one of those nights for us'

Thornton: 'It was just one of those nights for us'
January 31, 2014, 6:30 am
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Bruins defenseman Shawn Thornton joins Cross Check to discuss what went wrong for the Bruins in a 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday night at TD Garden.

"What didn't [go wrong]?" Thornton asked. "They won the race for every puck. We just weren't good enough to a man tonight."

Is it a case of the Habs having the Bruins number?

"Hard to argue against the fact they might have it," he said. "We just seemed to be a step behind tonight."

Losing to your biggest rival hurts a litttle more, Thornton said.

"The rivalry, so much tradition, you want to get up for these and want to play your best," he said. "When you lose them, it stings a little more. "