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Video: Bruins’ Thornton fights Leafs’ Fraser

May 5, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

Game 2 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final between the Maple Leafs and the Bruins went to Toronto.

The series is now tied 1-1 as it shifts back to Toronto for Games 3 and 4. But the battle lines have been drawn, as evidence by a fight between Bruins’ tough guy Shawn Thornton and Mark Fraser of the Maple Leafs with one second remaining in the third period of Toronto’s 4-2 win.

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  1. girouxed - May 5, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Lol come on Boston

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      See Boston is smart and I agree with it ! That fourth line ain’t like any other fourth line it gets a steady shift all game long so it was shift time fight time whatever way you wanna look at it ! I always like a team that runs a fourth line right through the championship !

      • drone501 - May 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        why don’t the flyers get a real goalie.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM

        I guess for the same reasons you can’t get a woman !

  2. andrewproughcfe - May 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    I love how the first “fighting” move by all these alleged “tough guys” is to grab the opponent’s sleeve in an attempt to protect their pretty faces from getting punched.

    Sleeve grabbing and arm grabbing should be outlawed in playoff fighting. Guys should be required to fight like Carcillo and Talbot in the ’09 playoffs – two arms swinging, and one guy (Talbot) getting the crap knocked out of him, then getting up and shooshing the crowd.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM

      So you aren’t tough because you don’t want to get punched in the face?

      Something tells me these guys know more about fighting technique than some fat guy in his mom’s basement.

  3. theskinsman - May 5, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    Bruins fan here. Toronto totally outplayed Boston, and deserved to win. Seems to me Boston abandoned their physical game almost completely. Must be Shanny sent a message- hit anyone,get suspended. Poor Thornton will no doubt get nailed for daring to hit back. Wonder if there might be a croquet league Shanahan could oversee?

  4. garrison1981 - May 5, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    Agreed! Guy probably has never laced a pair of skates up in his life! It’s not about just going to town! It’s about balance n the right opening! Good fight! No Probie vs Domin but nice even draw!

  5. buffalo65 - May 5, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Yep, fighting is a total waste of time. Proves nothing, make hockey look stupid.

  6. istallion - May 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    What a dumb fight that has nothing to do with the game. Thorton should be suspended a game for fighting in last 5 minutes.

    • jeff2000m - May 5, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      Its about momentum going into next game ya schmuck

    • supercoop8 - May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      It was a response for Komarov starting a fight after the end of the last game

  7. titansbro - May 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    I hate the jersey grabbing too. I get that it’s for balance, protection, & blah blah blah, but it’s not fighting, not really. Fighting is about who’s gonna hit who harder.

    • afrozenpond - May 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      “War” is an art, ask Sun Tzu.

  8. ryanw822 - May 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    these types of fights is why hockey is so great. Especially playoff hockey where you know you’ll be lining up against the same guys two nights later.

    No personal hatred here. Just two guys trying to set the tone for Monday. Thornton out looking for a fight and respecting the game by only seeking the one guy who can handle himself against him. Fraser respecting the process and accepting to drop the gloves.

  9. betrayedbylife - May 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    couple of GENIUS comments from the peanut gallery. “jersey grabbing wahhhh”. how many of you have participated in even one fight, let alone a fight on the ice? those who win a lot tend to have either technique or size.

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