Shawn Thornton took a skate to the face on Tuesday night as the Bruins blanked the defending Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks by a tally of 3-0. Did Thornton lie on the ice, bleeding all over the place and wait for the trainer to come to him? Nope. Thornton got up and skated over to head down the tunnel to get medical attention. Well, he tried at least. From loge 19 it looked like Thornton decked a ref but alas, the ref was trying to hold back the forward from a chirping Blackhawks bench. That’s right. Thornton is literally gushing blood and dripping it on the ice….and the Blackhawks bench is taunting him…..and Thornton tries to fight whoever said it.
That is fantastic.
And that is one of the reasons that I love hockey.