Video: Joe Thornton catches Kings’ Forbort with vicious slash

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Joe Thornton was furious about something during Saturday’s game against the rival L.A. Kings, and he took it out on Derek Forbort with a vicious slash.

The incident occurred in the third period, as Thornton and Forbort came together along the boards. Thornton gave Forbort one slash to the shins and then followed that up with a two-hander to the right shoulder of the Kings defenseman before they were separated.

Thornton was given a minor penalty on the play, but it remains to be seen if that will warrant supplemental discipline.

The Kings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period and held on for the 3-2 victory. The two teams meet again Tuesday.