Saturday, December 28, 2013

Today In NHL History - Thornton Taunts Sedin

On December 28th in 2011, San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton thrice planted his finger firmly into the face of Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin whilst pleading his club's case before referee Gord Dwyer.

Thornton's taunts, reminiscent of the Burrows/Bergeron Stanley Cup Final finger biting episode and aftermath, were neither penalized nor effective as the Canucks Western Conference Final domination of the Sharks continued, beating them that night by a score of 3-2.

That's today in NHL History.

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