Boston Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton took an incidental skate blade to the forehead on Tuesday night, leaving his face cut wide open and forcing him off the ice. On his way to the bench, though, a member of the Blackhawks yelled something at Thornton that got under his skin, prompting him to briefly lose his cool and go after the Chicago bench.
Thornton said after the game that he didn't know which Blackhawks player talked, and he didn't divulge what was said, but he promised he would remember.
One member of the Blackhawks has something to remember as well.
"If I'm in the lineup [next time Thornton faces the Blackhawks], he's more than welcome to come chirp at me. I'll kick the [expletive] out of him," enforcer John Scott said on Thursday, according to ChicagoBreakingSports.com.
On Tuesday night, while sporting 40 stitches above his eye, Thornton said, "If I ever find out who it was I'll deal with it in my own way."
Scott, who checks in at 6-foot-8, 255 pounds, wasn't the player who chirped at Thornton (he didn't play Tuesday night), though he didn't back down from his comment.
"I don’t know if I'd [yell at a player as he's bleeding]. Thornton is a stand-up guy," Scott told the site. "I don't know who said anything, but he was kind of being cheap that game. So whatever. He gets what comes to him."
Check out the bout below between Scott and brawler George Parros (who gave Thornton a good bout two years ago as seen here) last season.
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