Old sparring partner Krys Barch made two appearances somewhere in between and old pal Mark Stuart even joined the fun. Prime-time pugilists Zenon Konopka, Chris Neil and Jody Shelley each went one round apiece — and Columbus’ canon Jared Boll doubled down in the same month.
Let’s just say Shawn Thornton did a lot of dancing in the 2011-12 season. In fact, the Bruins enforcer finished the regular season with 20 fighting majors, tying him for most in the league with the Rangers’ Brandon Prust.
The 20 fights aren’t a career-high for the Merlot Line’s flanker — he had 21 fights for the B’s in the 2009-10 season and 26 fights in the AHL during the ’03-04 campaign. Speaking of career-highs, however, Thornton reached personal bests in games played (81) and PIMs (154). And who could forget his first career shorthanded goal on his first career penalty shot in January?
But enough with this finesse stuff, let’s check out all 20 videos of Thornton’s fights.