I hate the Pens as much as the next Wings fan, but what Thornton did was uncalled for and def not part of the hockey 'code.' Seems almost certain that he will be suspended. Hopefully Orpik is okay.
When I made the thread about bringing the law in, this is what I had in mind. Absolutely intending to injure and gutless. Thornton should not be allowed to play if he can't control himself. My stomach just turns seeing this stuff.