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Joe Thornton chipped in yet another assist in the Sharks' 5-3 loss to Carolina Friday night.
It was Big Joe's 27th of the season, raising his production to 32 points in 29 games. Thornton has points in eight straight games (2 G, 7A) and has only once been held pointless in consecutive games this season.
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Joe Thornton continued his scoring ways on Tuesday in the San Jose Sharks' 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Thornton has a six-game point streak (three goals, five assists), giving him 30 points in 27 games played. Only Evgeni Malkin has more than his 25 assists on the season.
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Joe Thornton is good to play on Tuesday despite his right eye being swollen after being struck by the puck on Saturday.
"It feels fine. [Monday], I still had some problems seeing, but today it feels back to 100 percent," Thornton said. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said he was trusting Thornton and his trainer when they say he's good to play. Thornton is on a five-game point streak.
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Joe Thornton was cut in the first period near his eye but returned to play after getting stitched up on Saturday.
Thornton played with one eye half-closed but still managed to set up Patrick Marleau for his 25th assist of the season. It was a shorthanded effort. Thornton has only four goals but his 29 points place him tied for eighth place in NHL scoring.
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Joe Thornton scored a goal and registered two assists in San Jose's 6-3 win over St. Louis.
Thornton extended his point streak to four games and now has 28 points in 25 contests. Rookie Tomas Hertl netted his 13th goals and registered his eighth assist of the season. Tommy Wingels found the back of the net at 11:27 of the first period and that proved to be the game-winner. Logan Couture assisted on three of the Sharks' six markers.
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Joe Thornton's goal in regulation time moved him to 50th in the NHL's all-time points list.
Thornton has 1143 career points, one more than Nicklas Lidstrom. The Sharks captain is now nine points shy of Michel Goulet. Thornton also netted the deciding marker in San Jose's 3-2 shootout win. It was his first shootout goal since 2007.
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Joe Thornton scored a goal and made the winning goal in shootout in San Jose's 3-2 victory over Los Angeles Wednesday night.
The Sharks' captain hadn't had a shootout attempt since Dec. 11, 2009, in the ninth round against the Dallas Stars. He hadn't scored a shootout goal since Dec. 16, 2007, against Anaheim. Thornton now has three goals and 22 assists in 24 games. Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks.
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Joe Thornton now leads the NHL in assists with 20.
Thornton is playing between Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl in what has been a great line for the Sharks since they were thrown together on November 5. "We're forechecking hard together," Thornton said. "Me and Tomas have been together all year, but Tommy has picked up right where [Brent Burns] left off. He's very competitive, shooting the puck well, and he's just competing. The line seems to be going pretty good right now." Thornton is tied for seventh in NHL scoring with 22 points.
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Joe Thornton registered two assists in San Jose's 3-2 overtime win against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
Thornton is tied for the NHL lead in assists with 17 in 18 games. He's also on a five-game point streak. Thornton probably won't make a serious run at the NHL's scoring title this season, but there's a good chance that he'll end up with 80-90 points.
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Joe Thornton is on a three-game point streak.
Thornton has two goals and 16 points in 16 games this season. Not counting the shorten season, Thornton has reached the 70-point milestone in every campaign since 2002-03 and we don't expect this season to be an exception.