In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
The sequence had Callahan/Campbell jousting after the whistle. Callahan is chippy player who wasn't going to answer the bell.
Next faceoff, has Halpern jockying for position with Thornton, Rupp taking the draw. Rupp gets waved out and away he and Thornton go.
It was a physical game and both sides were looking to get an edge, seems like hockey to me. Thornton closed that emotional edge "door", Bickel opened it back up (opened Campbell up too). Not sure the 13:35 mark is "near the end" of the period either.
Last night's CLB/NSH game has Shea Weber taking on Jared Boll in a similar game situation as Thornton; 2-1 lead with around 10 minutes left. Weber also picks up a extra two minutes and the Preds are without there best player for 7 minutes. CLB scores just after the end of their PP and go on to win 3-2 in a Shoot-out.
It's a game of emotion and it's not always a skating clown or a 4th-line center that gets involved in the rough-stuff with a 1 goal lead in the 2nd period.
That's a great story, Crowls. Post it on your blog.
It doesn't answer the question.
13:35 is closer to the end than the beginning.
Momentum shifting to NYR, Richards goal at 12:50 makes it 2-1. I have no problem with Thornton engaging Rupp at that point, surprised that you are having difficulty understanding the emotional element of the game.
Do you miss out on the emotional aspect of the game with NHL13?