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Joe Thornton loses part of his beard in a fight

05 January, 2018, 14:21 | Author: Hannah Francis
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"They're a veteran team, they know how to play, and it looks like it when the game is on the line", Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said of the Sharks. "He's a big boy, I couldn't reach all the way across his shoulder and felt like I just grabbed him in the middle of his jersey and came down with a handful of hair".

Marleau almost scored his first goal against the Sharks when got a look into a gaping net from the doorstep at 7:36 of the second.

Lucky for Thornton, he still appeared to have plenty of beard left over after that brawl.

Matthews and Tyler Bozak scored for the Leafs in the six-round shootout.

Don't believe me? Thornton found this out the hard way when squaring off against Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri on Thursday evening, as his beard became collateral damage.




Once again, the Sharks tied the game late in the period as Chris Tierney scored his ninth of the season, which ranks third in the team's goals race, with 1:42 left in the frame. Toronto was especially sharp, and fortunate, to kill off the final 1:50 of the overtime period with Mitch Marner in the penalty box after an accidental double-minor for high sticking.

Now this how you start a good ol' hockey game (if it was 1976). "The game's on the line and we do some things to generate offense for the other team instead of just continuing to play right". He handed it to Tierney, who easily converted the gift into his ninth goal of the season to tie the score.

Matthews made it 1-0 when he deflected a point shot from Connor Carrick between Jones' pads at 18:37 of the first period.

The Sharks won their first-ever meeting against Marleau by a 3-2 score in San Jose on October 30.

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