Unfortunately, he wasn't ready for the power of Thor's Hammer(fists).
McLaren would leave the game for the remainder of the first period as medical staff attended to his bloody and beaten face, while Thorburn served his five minutes in the penalty box.
Here's how Twitter responded:
Saw Thorburn in the Jets dressing room and the guy has arms like a bodybuilder. Not surprised he can do damage. To faces.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 8, 2013
Ouch getting beat up in your home town has to suck eh McLaren!! #jets— Brendan Thoring (@Bthorizzle) February 8, 2013
If Frazer McLaren is getting punched in the face, maybe the Leafs need another tough guy to protect McLaren— Rory Johnston (@rnfjohnston) February 8, 2013
McLaren should have just lived with the dirty hit and not gotten his face pummelled.— Pension Plan Puppets (@mlse) February 8, 2013
Joke’s on you Jets, you want McLaren on the ice!— Pension Plan Puppets (@mlse) February 8, 2013
that blood was not from the fight.mclaren's been eating with a fork again.#tmltalk— Ha You Doin (@ha_u_doin) February 8, 2013
"stop, stop…. he's already dead!" - Fraser McLaren's mom— Trevor Maughan (@tj_maughan) February 8, 2013
"Getting punched repeatedly in the NHL sucks. I'm going to stick to the AHL" - Frazer McLaren— Ryan Davies (@theunshakable1) February 8, 2013