Here’s the thing about fights, anything can happen. Joe Thorton had to find that out the hard way.
Things got chippy between the Sharks and Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday, and then they turned hairy.
Centers Nazem Kadri and Joe Thornton got themselves kicked out of the opening draw and brought their beef along with them outside the faceoff circle and over to the wing. As soon as the puck dropped, so too did their gloves.
Not the way anyone expected Leafs/Sharks to start. Nazem Kadri and Joe Thornton get mad at each other in the faceoff dot, both get thrown out of the circle and then fight two seconds into the game. pic.twitter.com/GVxcdyrg8p
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) January 5, 2018
Kadri literally drops a handful of Thornton's beard on the ice after the fight. Ew. pic.twitter.com/Ncgprzax0G
— Flintor (@TheFlintor) January 5, 2018