There was an unlikely sight in the first period of the Winnipeg Jets' game at the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night: The Jets' Chris Thorburn, he of the 28 goals and 486 penalty minutes in 395 career games, attempting a penalty shot that was saved by Tuukka Rask.
The second period yielded an even more unlikely sight, bordering on the unconceivable. Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins was hooked on a breakaway by Tim Stapleton. On the subsequent penalty shot, Thornton — he of the 28 goals and 685 penalty minutes in 407 games — beat Ondrej Pavelec with a beauty of a move:
Do not adjust your monitors, that was Shawn Thornton with the terrific leg dangle and toe-drag move on the penalty shot goal.
Don't worry, he was back to being Shawn Thornton later in the period with his old teammate Mark Stuart.
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