Shawn Thornton sends Penguins defenseman off the ice on a stretcher

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik is taken off the ice after being injured in the first period against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 7. (AP)A chippy hockey game turned ugly Saturday night, ending with Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton sending a Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman to the hospital on a stretcher.As seen in the video above, Thornton pulls Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik down to the ice and then knocks him out with a series of punches to the head. Orpik was ...

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