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Bruins’ Shawn Thornton pushing for playoff minutes

WASHINGTON — Shawn Thornton is a fixture on the Bruins’ fourth line. But when the playoffs start, the strongman is always on the bubble.

Last year against the Capitals, Thornton was a healthy scratch for the last two playoff games, replaced by Jordan Caron for Games 6 and 7.

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