Just moments after he fell on the back of Fernando Pisani’s skate blade, ripping open his forehead above the right eye, Shawn Thornton said Blackhawks players were taunting him from their bench. Thornton sustained a nasty gash that required 40 stitches on the inside and outside of his skull. He did not return following the injury in the second period.
“If I ever find who it was, I’ll deal with it my own way,” Thornton said.
Cameras showed Thornton shoving and nearly punching referee Don VanMassenhoven, who was actually trying to stand between Thornton and the Chicago bench.
“He was [ticked] too,” Thornton said. “He yelled at their bench. I really appreciated that.”
Thornton said he was prepared to return to the game with a visor but because the medical staff was concerned about a concussion and the 40 stitches opening up, he was held back and not permitted to return.
“ticked”….yeah, he would really say that
wtf stitches inside AND outside?! Mother of Christ…and he wanted to play with a visor. YOU ARE CRAY-CRAY, WESLEY SNIPES.
That little chirper better run and hide if he ever sees Shawn because he will know who they are.
BOSTON – “If I kept pace with (Ilya Kovalchuk) there is something wrong with this game,” said B’s wing Shawn Thornton of his career high ninth goal scored during the B’s 4-1 win over New Jersey.
The B’s beat cop is never afraid to provide a memorable quote to fans and the media, and last night Thornton wasn’t afraid to stand in front on the New Jersey net as Dennis Seidenberg let a slapper rip from the right point.
Thornton’s presence in front of the net allowed Boston to tie the game at 1-1 in the first period, and after Seidenberg’s shot tipped off Thornton, gave the forward his ninth tally of the year in a 4-1 Boston victory.
“We forecheck, [Milan Lucic] did a great job being strong on the puck, [Tomas] Kaberle over to [Dennis] Seidenberg and I just tried to get in front. Seider did a great job just getting it towards the net, and it went off me and in,” Thornton said of the goal.