It took about a week, but the NHL finally handed down its disciplinary action against Boston Bruins’ tough guy Shawn Thornton.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston’s Shawn Thornton in the opening period.
Headshots and fighting have been hot-button topics in the National Hockey League for the past few years. This debate has also led to a discussion about the role of the “goon” in the new NHL. […]