Shawn Thornton Drops Mitts for First Time of 2010-11 Season in Spirited Game Vs. Rangers

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 Editor's note: Every day leading up to the start of the 2011-12 season, NESN.com will post one fight from the 2010-11
Bruins season. At the end of each week, fans can vote for what they thought was the best fight of the week, and after every fight has been posted, they can vote on which fight was the best of the year.

The Bruins were losing 2-0 over midway through the first period, and Shawn Thornton injected some emotion back into the Bruins by taking on Derek Boogaard, one of the most feared fighters in the league.

Despite the size difference, Thornton managed to stay with Boogaard and even land some key punches. Boogaard got Thornton a few times in the body, but Thornton never went down and the fight ended in a draw.

Though Boogard tragically died unexpectedly after the season, he'll always be remembered for bouts such as this one.

Watch the fight above, and rate the fight below.

How would you rank the Shawn Thornton-Derek Boogard fight?

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