John Scott Drops Shawn Thornton, Blues and Jackets Rivalry Ramping Up
That doesn't mean that things didn't get heated in Boston. John Scott and Shawn Thornton found each other early in the first period, with Scott landing a big right as Thornton lost his balance and was on his way down. Thornton didn't return to the game after serving his penalty.
Scott and Thornton exchanged words on-ice and through the media for a while now, but Scott had nothing but concern for Thornton post-game:
"I was asking our trainers how he's doing. You never want to hurt somebody, I was kind of concerned after the first period; we never saw him again," Scott said. "I still don't know how he's doing, hopefully he's doing well. You hate to see someone leave the game like that."
The Boston Herald reports Thornton is being evaluated and reminds the fans you can replace an enforcer, but not a Bruin. It's unlikely he'll play tomorrow as the Bruins have just recalled Jamie Tardiff on an emergency basis. If Tardiff plays it will be his first NHL game.
Four fights took place inside of the second period in Columbus. Nick Foligno challenged Barrett Jackman to kick things off. Chris Stewart exchanged blows with Derek Dorsett after Dorsett bumped him following a whistle minutes later. A big scrum later in the period then spawned Derek MacKenzie tangling with Scott Nichol and Ryan Reaves taking on NHL player FM leader Jared Boll.
You took my job
James Wright vs Scottie Upshall Jan 31, 2013
Ryan Reaves vs Jared Boll Jan 31, 2013
Scott Nichol vs Derek MacKenzie Jan 31, 2013
Chris Stewart vs Derek Dorsett Jan 31, 2013
Barret Jackman vs Nick Foligno Jan 31, 2013
Eric Boulton vs Krys Barch Jan 31, 2013
John Scott vs Shawn Thornton Jan 31, 2013
David Singer contributed to this post.