BOSTON - JANUARY 10: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins reacts after he is called for a penalty in the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 10, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Bruins fans are accustomed to seeing Shawn Thornton settling things on the ice with his fists, but many forget that he’s capable of pulling some nifty offensive maneuvers as well.
That was on display in a game between the B’s and Winnipeg Jets back on Jan. 10, 2012, when the Boston brawler used some fancy stickwork to beat Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec on a penalty shot. But don’t worry, he wasn’t all finesse that night. Thornton fought — and beat — former Bruins teammate Mark Stuart later in the same period.
Thornton’s rare one-on-one matchup with Pavelec is Sunday’s Captain Morgan Legendary Moment. Check out the goal in the video above.