Kadri tugs at Thornton's beard, Maple Leafs beat Sharks (Jan 04, 2018)

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Kadri tugs at Thornton's beard, Maple Leafs beat Sharks (Jan 04, 2018)
Kadri tugs at Thornton's beard, Maple Leafs beat Sharks (Jan 04, 2018)

TORONTO (AP) Nazem Kadri was an assist short of a bizarre Gordie Howe hat trick. Kadri ripped out part of Joe Thornton's mountain-man beard in a fight off the opening faceoff and scored in regulation in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Thornton and Kadri dropping the gloves just two seconds after being tossed out of the opening faceoff for slashing each other like manic lumberjacks. The 38-year-old Thornton's beard took a beating in the scrap, thanks to Kadri hanging on to the beard rather than his jersey as he was twirled around by the bigger Shark. A hunk of Thornton's facial hair was left on the ice like a mini-tumbleweed. ”I ended up

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