March 05, 2013
1st Period - 17:09
2012-2013 Regular Season
Voting Results
John Erskine 25.1% (57 votes)
Shawn Thornton 60.8% (138 votes)
Draw 14.1% (32 votes)

Past User Reviews
Posted by mcb798 on March 05, 2013 at 09:18 PM

gotta go draw. that punch by thornton did not land and just made erskine off balance by the swing and grab of the jersey because he was trying to counter-punch. boston still cant win a fight. draw.

Posted by SouthPaw017 on March 06, 2013 at 12:26 AM

It was good to see Thornton get some work in here after all the pansies from Moroneal wouldn't oblidge him.... Just think, if that game was played there, someone would have called (911) and had the Mount-Me's try to arrest Chara again... I thought Erskine landed more, the last one by Thorton did catch him, but I see draw here.

Posted by Boston Garden on March 05, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Thornton gets the WIN here. I know the Bruins haters, most likely cowardly Canucks or Habs fans will makes excuses and find a reason to whine about the Bruins.

Posted by moose1414 on March 06, 2013 at 01:41 PM

I'm a Bruin fan, but Erskine won this one. To boldbilly, you are just a goof. Don't EVER compare Subban to Chara. I see Prust went to the Komasarik school of how to fight Lucic as well. Montreal players do not need to fight. But if you aren't going to back it up, don't pull all that cheap shit. At least if a Bruin pulls a Cooke on someone, he'll take his lumps. The way Chara responded is the way a true leader and captain should. But if you are a Montreal fan, you would have no idea of what I'm talking about. If you have a broken orbital bone, DON'T play the game that way. And if you do play that way, DON'T whine about a broken orbital bone. Can't have it both ways.

Posted by tflyer on March 05, 2013 at 10:33 PM

In slo mo last punch does not land Check out video in Washinton/Boston thread in slo mo Give this one to Erskine I'm sure Bruin fans will see this differently and give it to Thornton I also see homers are out in full force

Posted by flamesgoon on March 07, 2013 at 08:21 PM

erskine landed more but thornton land a good right and erskne tripping i say draw or thornton win .plz go watch( Embellishment City )on youtube for see real bruins

Posted by penssuk33 on March 27, 2013 at 07:39 PM

Typical Thorton. When he has to play with the big sluggers he wants to hug it out. That last punch didn't even land. Shame Erskine fell, but he did so I'd call Draw.

Posted by Nystrom_23 on March 06, 2013 at 09:49 AM

Erskine was leading before Thornton's last punch. They locked each other out pretty good. Thornton's punch missed and Erskine slipped, simple as that.

Posted by Stonecosy on March 05, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Proud to see two tough guys from southern Ontario having a go. Solid draw. (Erskine lost his balance, and those not blinded by their homer attitude will see him throw one as he's falling...come on, don't give everyone another reason to call you a moron; have a look for yourself!)

Posted by sporr on March 06, 2013 at 09:55 AM

Draw. Thornton missed. Everytime I hear JE, I want to stuff him deep in a toilet.

Posted by colefamily77 on March 06, 2013 at 07:09 AM

Erskine controlled most of the fight, getting the better shot's except for the last punch which connected. I'll call this a draw.

Posted by jnk07899 on March 06, 2013 at 10:35 AM

I've got to give it a draw as well. Glad to see Thronton come back. I don't like guys getting seriously hurt in fights, and I'm glad he's okay. The last punch he threw didn't land but it was still a good bout for him. Draw.

Posted by SEMO_Yogi on March 06, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Draw or slight edge to Erskine...I'll call it a draw.

Posted by HchVegasNHL57 on March 05, 2013 at 09:51 PM

Live feed the punch looks to land. Replays look more like it missed. Too inconclusive so I'm going draw and a 5. Good to see ST dropping em again (tho FFS go for the jersey grab and not the left hook when initiating next time thorts!)

Posted by ascottw on March 06, 2013 at 12:39 PM

i was watching at verizon center and it did look like thornton landed that last shot...but looking at the replay i think it may have only glanced erskine...if anything erskine fell trying to avoid it...which means something. i think it was a draw...maybe slight edge to thornton. he was losing up till that last moment. only an average fight at best anyways.

Posted by muppitz on March 06, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Erskine started well, Thornton finished well, a few decent punches thrown both ways.

Posted by lbx28 on March 06, 2013 at 08:25 PM

im a bruins fan , called it a draw, good to see thornton back at it. I would like to take a crap on mcbs forehead.

Posted by nait on March 06, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Getting that rust off from the Scott fight

Posted by probie4life on March 07, 2013 at 04:59 AM

Two of the best fighters in the game! Erskine landed a few and Thornton landed a good one on the button. Win to Thornton.

Posted by Behn Wilson on March 06, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Scorp1on puts it in perspective but it's still great to see that Thornton's ok Hoped for more from these two

Posted by Killer Bezz on March 08, 2013 at 05:32 PM

22 Back. Just warming up.

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Posted by Jflah53 on March 06, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Big John early, then Thornton late. Looks like Erskine got more in BUT Thornton got the one that mattered...... Big win for Thornton.... Good man & good to see him back in action...

Posted by rocky 1 on March 06, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Erskine early and Thorton late and gets the finnish with a shot sending Erskine to the ice off balance.Erskine not hurt though.

Posted by fernben8 on March 06, 2013 at 06:24 AM

I had to look at the replay a few times... Yes, the punch was solid enough to knock Erskine down. After the fall, good to see Thornton get back up on the horse again.

Posted by 777Big on March 06, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Thornton. Picking Erskine is riduculous.........and I don't have to write long paragraph.

Posted by dontpokeTheBear on March 05, 2013 at 08:22 PM

Erskine is a tough dude but, Thorty gets the better of him tonight.

Posted by The Mad House on March 05, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Welcome back, Mr. Thorton. Great last shot there landed on Erskine.

Posted by codemgr on March 10, 2013 at 09:43 AM

There was plenty of effort from both combatants to get something going it never really materialized though. Thornton got in a right that ended things although it was a bit of a slip from Erskine. Win Thornton.

Posted by shawnrocks on March 06, 2013 at 05:14 PM

I new there would be some jack @%$ that would say the punch didnt land. Erskine himself said shawn caught him with a good one. Win Thornton puch landed,,, glanced but landed P.S. Boldbilly theres medication for idiots like you. Watch it again dip sh&$!!

Posted by Orr Fourever on March 06, 2013 at 06:13 AM

Win Thornton. That's all I got.

Posted by 87CROSBY87 on March 06, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Thorton WIN!!!!! Only bitter and delusional hab and craps fans will vote otherwise.... Too bad it wasn't ovenchicken on the receiving end of that winning blow.

Posted by TO67 on March 05, 2013 at 09:48 PM

Thorton with the knock down -- though Erskine is a willing scrapper on a soft Washington team -- Volpatti is not the answer.

Posted by NSalBB91 on March 06, 2013 at 01:39 AM

The punch definitely landed. Dont understand how you can say it didnt? Its not a matter of Erskine falling its a matter of seeing Thorntons fist contact Erskine's face lol. Win Thorty! Welcome back ked!

Posted by Blues 34 on March 05, 2013 at 08:42 PM

KD win for Thornton, looked to me like that last punch landed

Posted by diehardbruins on March 05, 2013 at 09:23 PM

Good win for ST. Last shot caught him nice.F*** off haters!

Posted by pmarz1 on March 06, 2013 at 07:47 AM

Lol @ all the Bruins haters. Nice to know how miserable you all are solely because of how great the Bruins are.

Posted by staceyb on March 05, 2013 at 09:04 PM

Thorny really unloaded on Erskine's grill. Down he goes.

Posted by smashem on March 05, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Thorts shocks the hockey world. Sorry guys he blasted him.

Posted by kimo_coyote on March 05, 2013 at 09:48 PM

Thornton win, no KO, but still good show by Shawn

Posted by beowulf37 on March 05, 2013 at 08:47 PM

Yeah, that right cross that floored Erskine was 'a trip'. What a douche. That's French for you Montreal douches.

Posted by slavv on March 06, 2013 at 08:01 PM

Thornton with a surprise TKO...

Posted by GreatMurray on March 06, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Erskine lands 2 or 3 good ones. Thornton lands one great one and scores a knock down. He wins. Good job by both guys. Thornton avenges a whipping from Erskine last year.

Posted by AC1026 on March 05, 2013 at 08:32 PM

Gotta score a tko for Thornton...that was a great shot at the end.

Posted by sdybowski2 on March 05, 2013 at 08:46 PM

Thornton wins for sure

Posted by B-Bear on March 06, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Thornton the TKO winner Erskine didnt trip. Eat your hearts out bruins haters.

Posted by Pug Face on March 05, 2013 at 08:53 PM

Erskine early, Thornton comes back at the end. Good to see Thornton get back to work!

Posted by AlexM42 on March 07, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Very close, but the end means I have to give Thornton the win.

Posted by scorp1on on March 05, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Guess Erskine didn't have quite the grip he thought he had.

Posted by braindog1017 on March 05, 2013 at 08:40 PM

Thornton has to get the win, as he landed the most visible shot that ended the fight, but it wasn't a true KO shot. He threw a hard right that got Erskine's attention and caused him to fall backwards. Erskine landed two good right hands as well, but Thornton steadied himself and earned a nice comeback win.

Posted by tomthescrew on March 06, 2013 at 08:07 PM

It didn't look good for Thornton to start but what a finish!

Posted by bammer24 on March 05, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Thornton answer to all of you idiots.UP YOURS !!!!!!!!Love to see those late replys that Erskine just tripped.Funny as hell watched the game on Big screen With DVR in between period over and over clearly shows right hand to right side of face.Here is the kicker on TV Erskine says Thornton caught him with a good one in the post game interviews.Shove that up your ass you blind ignorant biased liars.Your so biased you can`t even believe what is right in front of you.At least Erskine has the balls unlike other teams.

Posted by FDNY20192 on March 06, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Good Scrap!....Glad to see Thornton back at it! Nice right thrown by Thornton.

Posted by kevinrouleau on March 05, 2013 at 10:18 PM

T K O !!! 16% make Erskine win?!?!?! do you need glass?

Posted by irish1733 on March 06, 2013 at 09:16 AM

Any Nit-wit who calls this is a DRAW is exposing their bias, wake up

Posted by sieurs on March 06, 2013 at 04:43 AM

Thortnon didn't choose his dancing partner, as if I remember well Erskrine was the last guy to KO'D Lucic... Homie announcer again,,, AS we see the ''fight card'' with both 6'4" 220 ishhh he said '' Thortnon AGAIN give up some.... ( saw the card ) huh..some reach '' keep up the good work. Thortnon's got to be a top 4 years after years !!! Warrior.

Posted by bearcat99 on March 06, 2013 at 02:00 PM

Good bout between two great fighters who have respect for eachother, just watch thornton's intermission interview "Mr. Erskine asked , he's done the favor for me a few times so i obliged". BoldBilly if you actually watched hockey or even that game you would understand thornton is far more than a goon he consistently brings energy to his team with hits every game and many shots lately. a goon would be john scott . Brickley was talking about the incident when thornton bombed galchenyuk and subban then "tough guy" ryan white bumper him and when offered turned and proceeded to the montreal bench. and subban doesnt have the pride to stick up for teammates like hara does.

Posted by kkdowning on March 06, 2013 at 08:42 AM

Watching it live at the arena I thought thronton dropped Erskine for a comeback win, but the last punch did not land and Erskine slipped (which is not that unusual for him) to the ice. Anyway, Erskine should have let Volpatti take the fight -- as that is why Volpatti skated out for the draw.

Posted by Basil5555 on March 06, 2013 at 02:26 AM

I have to go draw, neither one landed anything, the haymaker at the end by Thornton didn't land, pretty lame fight overall.

Posted by Bakes923 on March 06, 2013 at 08:51 AM

Nothing really landed,Draw!!

Posted by johnnyo69 on March 06, 2013 at 01:03 PM

good to see Thornton back in the saddle after the Scott beat down but this one amounts to nothing

Posted by DARCY T on March 06, 2013 at 04:31 PM

1st thornton's fight back after concucsion from john scott...that last punch didnt connect...draw...and 4

Posted by spencerayres6 on March 06, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Draw, last one did connect not in the face though, litte bit of rust on that fight for thornton looked like, lame fight either way expect more from these guys

Posted by puckstopper30 on March 06, 2013 at 08:21 PM

Erskine very early on, but once Thornton got established he took it. Whether the punch landed or not, it served the purpose and put Erskine down. Nice to see Thornton back in business and that' he's OK.

Posted by WHALERfan on March 05, 2013 at 08:19 PM

Good to see Shawn get back at it. Erskine got in a few early, thought this could go a different way before Thornton answered.

Posted by Big_Fat_Dan on March 06, 2013 at 01:51 AM

Erskine started well, but Thornton knocked Big John down with a clean one.

Posted by brokenhead on March 05, 2013 at 07:58 PM

Nice for Thornton to shake the "rust" off and get the W.

Posted by grocerystick on March 05, 2013 at 09:16 PM

Welcome back ST! Solid few shots on both sides but Thornton with the win...

Posted by pvdrummer2000 on March 06, 2013 at 08:36 PM

Wow I didn't think Thornton would ever fight again. Looked like he was going to get his ass kicked again, but that last punch was a dandy. Thornton with a big win.

Posted by Goonsquad41 on March 05, 2013 at 11:09 PM

You Bruins haters are missing the point as well as your vision. Even if you think that last right didn't connect it knocked Erskins totally off balance and left him buried under S.T. That counts in a close scrap.

Posted by ssully1618 on March 05, 2013 at 08:10 PM

KO for thornton ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by travist on March 05, 2013 at 08:37 PM

thorny with the bad miss to put him in an awkward stance, but he came back with a solid knock down.

Posted by ProtectYourNeck on March 06, 2013 at 04:16 PM

Thornton couldn't even see straight.

Posted by Ed Van Impe on March 09, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Erskine wins, that bomb from Thornton did not land ... if it had Erskine would have needed help getting back up ...

Posted by plubber on March 06, 2013 at 02:51 AM

Well if that's what it takes for Thornton to get a decision, he can have it on a "fall" down, as opposed to a knock down. Still haven't seen him win a decisive bout. Take a seat with Ryan Clough, you don't scare anybody.

Posted by FN_Five_seveN on March 10, 2013 at 02:32 PM

thornton knocked that punk out

Posted by peteybrown on March 05, 2013 at 11:45 PM

"Thorton drills him with the right!" Uh... no... that punch was 8 inches short of landing. Erskine with the edge in a shit fight.

Posted by cible on March 05, 2013 at 11:54 PM

You clearly see in slo mo that the last punch did not land!DRAW!

Posted by letsdance24 on March 06, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Nothing landed here, Thorton very defensive..

Posted by whaleoil on March 06, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I'd say it was more or less a draw, or no clear winner. Not enough punches landed

Posted by HawkPilot on March 06, 2013 at 05:08 PM

I don't think Thornton's punch landed. Erskine had a few quick shots and landed one more later. Thornton maybe got one shot in but the last one missed, Erskine just fell. Slight win to Erskine.

Posted by GSP09 on March 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM

Erskine just lost his balance, he even sent one on Thornton's chin as he was falling backward. Thornton is finish. Erskine caught him with two big shot at the biginning to win this one easy.

Posted by graserk on March 06, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Edge Erskine for landing more. He lost his balance at the end despite the announcers assessment of Thorton popping up "victorious".

Posted by JuddWudd on March 05, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Thornton is the man, but if you watch the slo-mo replay (wow, this site is nerdy) in the forum, you'll see that the last punch clearly missed. Nevertheless, the Boston homers will give ST the nod and the Boston haters will give it to Erskine. The truth is... DRAW. P.S. If Erskine truly said that ST caught him at the end as someone claims below, I'll gladly change my vote. Can someone post it?

Posted by Custombreaks on March 06, 2013 at 01:21 PM

Greg Campbells Daddy better tell Porky Pig to get a new enforcer to protect his kid. The Refs can do only so much to prop up over rated Bruins...although the Refs did help gift them a Tainted Cup in 2011...wonder why?

Posted by Stretcher13 on March 05, 2013 at 11:07 PM

What a joke Bruins fans are. Thornton wins? Erskine owned him until he lost his balance. JE also landed more shots.

Posted by Thibsti86 on March 06, 2013 at 12:22 PM

lol thornton fell on the ice for yet another loss this guy is done

Posted by King of Goons on March 22, 2013 at 01:35 AM

Big ups to Thornton for dropping his gloves with anyone after being beaten within an inch of his life by John Scott. Erskine KO'd Lucic and left him turtling a few years back, so this was a tough opponent for Thornton.

Posted by mrpowers535 on March 06, 2013 at 12:43 AM

thorton's punch didn't land. win erskine

Posted by H.i.t.m.a.n 514 on March 05, 2013 at 08:31 PM

very close thornton won this fight

Posted by Oil Can Henry on March 06, 2013 at 07:36 PM

...Thornton was losing this till the one punch knocks Erskine off-balance and down,....

Posted by Ez2confuze on March 06, 2013 at 06:16 AM

Looked like the punch threw him off balance and did not stun Erskine.

Posted by ilustman on March 05, 2013 at 09:43 PM

close but win for thornton. I thought that last punch connected.

Posted by Madhouse27 on March 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM

While this bout wasn't particularly exciting, there is certainly something cool about two genuinely tough guys that can both play a little hockey, throwing down. I'd be happy to have Thorton and Erskine on my team any day. Edge Thorton in a must win situation.

Posted by seacritt on March 06, 2013 at 03:14 PM

Come on Homer Fans from Boston. Really... The last punch didn't even land and except for that Erskine dominated from the start.

Posted by canada bomber on March 06, 2013 at 11:34 AM

the switch of momentum along with the shot to the grill is what made erskine go down. not really a one punch knock out. but great showing from thorton first fight back. if thorton woulda dropped off that first erskine shot. pretty much career ender for him. win thorton

Posted by m4rine77 on March 05, 2013 at 09:59 PM

How can you say Thornton won he threw 1 actual punch the whole fight and it obviously missed. Youre blind if you give this to thornton.. Win erskine cause of the aggression.

Posted by ironbar44 on March 06, 2013 at 10:10 AM

if and its a big if THORTON'S punch landed .he wins.if however he missed.ERSKINE wins .having no dog in this fight .it looked like a miss and a slip. always have to watch bruin replays with no sound .EDWARDS is a mess

Posted by RetardedChimp on March 05, 2013 at 09:35 PM

Last punch my Thornton misses and hits Erskine's shoulder. No knockdown here.

Posted by chad420 on March 06, 2013 at 11:24 AM

One shot...One Kill....Shawnee T TKOs Erskine...nice

Posted by BruinsBeatdown on March 05, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I've watched the replay several times and @ :29 seconds Erskine eats a knuckle sandwich that makes him weak in the knees. No two ways about it unless you are Habs fan with a load of jizz in your eye while you are watching it. Thorty with a close match but a decisive victory.

Posted by mmadced on March 05, 2013 at 08:33 PM

I hope this will shut up the no nothing hockey d-bags about thorny being washed up. nobody on the habs or rangers( asham backed down) would fight him when challenged. BOOM -BOOM OUT GOES THE LIGHTS.... you hear me out there silly billy DUH and o by the way gooney flame the only one trippin is YOU

Posted by bruinsblow on March 05, 2013 at 10:50 PM

all erskine, thornton lucky to survive without another vicious beaten and concussion

Posted by hughcares on March 05, 2013 at 08:54 PM

Good to see cement head Thornton finally drop the gloves again. Draw all the way, clear slip at the end by Erskine. Watch the replay again Boston retards, Erskine is throwing a punch on his way down - sure sign the guy was tko'd - right? The only thing harder for Thornton in finding a helmet to fit his blockhead was the 3 years it took him to get through grade 6.

Posted by boldbilly on March 06, 2013 at 07:36 AM

Erskine landed more shots therefore he gets the win! The last one thrown by Thornton did not land it was momentum that carried them to the ice.......or as their retarded coach would say Erskine EMBELISHED IT! L.O.L Listen to that idiot Brickley talking about nobody from Montreal wanting to fight Thornton........why would they? Why would someone like Subban have to fight Thornton who is good for only one thing.......Subban like Chara is too valuable to be in the box.......just like Chara .......only difference is Subban is smart enough to know that. I wonder if Jack Edwards was jumping up and down with delight on this one.......classy. FINALLY. ...........all this crap about Montreal being spineless and or gutless. every Montreal player with possible exception of Prust who gets in a fight with a Bruin ( not Campbell ) is probably going to lose . they know that before fighting but still go........the only spineless ones are the People like McQuaid who go after the likes of Eller. Or better yet Chara. Who goes after a guy with metal plates in his head holding a shattered orbital bone together.........and before any of you uneducated knuckle draggers talk about the hit on Seguin the little wus never missed a shift and it was just a normal hockey incident . So lets see now that's two losses in a row for the B's and sadly even though Erskine won this fight the SPINELESS BRUIN POSTERS WILL GIVE IT TO THORNTON.........SO the irony here is the SPINELESS AND GUTLESS WAY the Bruin supporters always vote for their guy. WIN ERSKINE

Posted by jtl6713 on March 05, 2013 at 09:22 PM

Last shot definitely missed. Erskine fell back trying to do the rope-a-dope without a rope... Erskine with the win as he was the only one who landed...