Joe Thornton Hit on David Perron: This Year’s Dirtiest Hit?

March 1st, 2011 by Charlie Weinman Leave a reply »
On November 4, 2010, the St. Louis Blues hosted the San Jose Sharks in a contest at Scottrade Center.

It was the first meeting between the two Western Conference teams and it turned out to be a very crucial game for one of the teams.  

The St. Louis Blues received goals from Matt D'Agostini and David Perron, while Jaroslav Halak stopped all 25 shots and the Blues shutout the Sharks 2-0.  

This game proved to be crucial for St. Louis at the beginning of the second period.

Early in the second period, Joe Thornton was called for boarding and the Blues received a power play.

As time expired in the Blues' man advantage, Blues left-winger David Perron received a pass from the defense and was simultaneously blindsided by the 6'4", 240 pound Sharks' center man, Joe Thornton.  Perron fell to the ice hard and needed assistance when he was getting off the ice.

Thornton was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.

Perron returned to the ice and about nine minutes later, he gave the Blues some insurance when he scored St. Louis' second goal.  The game proved to be crucial for the Blues once ...

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