'After Thornton received a bloody nose, courtesy of a stick in the face by Vyacheslav Kozlov , Ftorek erupted at referee Don VanMassenhoven for not whistling a penalty. (How about five minutes for high sticking and drawing blood)? Thornton returned to the ice after receiving repairs and was promptly checked hard into the boards by Alexei Zhtnik . In an eyeblink, Thornton knocked Zhtnik to his knees with a right to the jaw and then punched the Buffalo defenseman in the back of the head. VanMassenhoven promptly slapped Thornton with 27 minutes worth of penalties: a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct which was worth another 10 minutes.'
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