Rugged Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton left Game 2 briefly but was able to return after hurting himself attempting to check Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, who ducked the hit. Thornton admitted after the Bruins’ win that he isn’t a “fan of ducking,” as CSNNE.com reports.
“I don’t like people ducking,” Thornton said. “I think Marchy [Brad Marchand] got about five games for it once. I will say, off the draw he apologized afterwards, so there’s that. I think it’s a dangerous play, personally. But it’s playoffs, it’s hockey, I’m fine, so we’re okay.”
Take a look at video of the exchange to judge for yourself:
The 36-year-old addressed the incident on CSNNE.com, which you can see here:
Either way, it must feel better for Thornton that the Bruins were able to fight back from a 3-1 deficit to win 5-3 in Game 2. There’s no indication that the bruising Bruins winger will miss Game 3, even though he’s dealing with what he jokingly called a “full-body injury.”