For anyone who wanted to bet Shawn Thornton and Dan Carcillo would break into a fight — the first one in Winter Classic history — well, you probably just lost money. That was an obvious one.
Carcillo got the best of Thornton, sending him to the ice quite quickly. Carcillo, sporting one of the finest mustaches in recent NHL history, signaled the “metal horns” when entering the penalty box — it drew a nice boo from the Fenway faithful.
Bruins fan TJ Brogle, 18, predicted before the game that Thornton would get into a fight.
“He wants to make his mark,” Brogle said.
Ding, ding. We have a winner.