Not quite sure why Thornton votes are dominating. This was a draw as several punches were landed and missed by both of these stars. Nice to see both of these guys standing up and getting the crowd into a game that had gone pretty close to lifeless though.
Quickly on his way to becoming my new favourite current 19...
Thornton does almost everything right
- from the glove shake invite
- to initiating the mutual helmet toss
- to taking a solid opening shot and still hanging in there
- to tactically exchanging power shots
- to dropping Benn with a monster shot to close the deal
Great even bout
with a slight edge to Thornton
for that last shot
and the slo-mo ehanced fact that
Benn seems to enter most of the exchanges
with his eyes closed
Benn with the domination win over the bigger Captain Board Humper..And the Gordie to Benn as well. I'm honestly surprised Joe is willing to go with anyone after having his face destroyed by Lindros back in his Boston days.
But seriously, this was a draw. I don't understand all the Thornton love..
Thornton takes it at the end, especially with that bonecrushing right. Still, Jamie Benn was all over the scoresheet with the Gordie Howe hat trick in the Stars victory. The only thing he didn't do was block a shot. Everything else, he did.
Brenden Morrow said in the between periods interview that the fight was a pick-me-up for the team.
Edge Thornton but tempted to go draw because of the quality put in by Benn. What a show, my oh my. And the lid toss, because it was uneccessary with no visors, made it that much better. A lot of character here from two good Canadian boys. Don't see that in the Euro leagues, that's for sure.