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.