Despite being shutout by the Rangers, Thornton saw some improvement in the Bruins' play.
"The effort was better, I think they were the better team still," Thornton told Michael Felger on 'Sticks and Stones'. "But I liked the way -- for everything except the last seven minutes of the first period, I actually thought we were a little bit better than we were previous to the Nashville game. So they're a good team over there, I think their goaltender played a hell of a game. I mean, obviously, we weren't good enough because we didn't win, but I think for the most part everyone is buying in which is a positive." (via CSNNE)
Boston won't have much time to ponder improvements with a game tonight against Montreal at 7:30 p.m.