Joe Thornton C SAN 12 Days

Thornton registered his third straight multi-point game Saturday, scoring an empty-net goal and picking up an assist in a win over Nashville.

Thornton has been red-hot lately, helping the Sharks to four straight wins. With eight goals and 20 assists in 32 games, Thornton is once again proving to be one of the most consistent fantasy options in the game. He's an automatic roll every night he's in action.

Joe Thornton C SAN 14 Days

Thornton rattled off his second consecutive two-assist game (with one of them again coming on the power play) on Thursday, helping out on both goals in a 2-1 win over Minnesota.

After going a full month without a multi-point effort prior to Tuesday's contest, Thorny didn't waste any time putting together his next one. But with "just" 19 helpers on the year, he's a bit off his typically high-flying pace in that category.

Joe Thornton C SAN 16 Days

Thornton turned in his first multi-point game in a month Tuesday, notching two assists (one on the power play) in a 5-2 win over Edmonton.

He also remains without a goal in more than three weeks, dating back to Nov. 16, but that's not unusual for Thorny. What is unusual, though, is the spell of invisibility that saw him post just two lonely assists in his last seven games entering Tuesday's action.

Joe Thornton C SAN 1 Month

Thornton assisted on the lone goal in Tuesday's loss to Buffalo, giving him points in seven straight games.

Thornton has four goals and four assists over that stretch and remains a great fantasy play in almost any format.

Joe Thornton C SAN 1 Month

Thornton bagged his seventh goal of the season in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Hurricanes.

The tally was a cheap empty-netter, but it nonetheless continued a surprising run of finding twine for Thornton, who has shown far more diversity in his scoring (seven goals, 11 assists) than he has in the past. Expect his assist numbers to ultimately dwarf his goal production, but Thornton at least appears poised to reverse his three-year decline in goals per game.

Joe Thornton C SAN 1 Month

Thornton scored a goal for the third time in four games during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Lightning.

for the second consecutive game, it came on his only shot -- quite the efficient and unsustainable scoring pace. Thorny only scored 11 goals (to go with 65 assists) last year, and with six in 18 games this season, he's more than halfway there already.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton collected his ninth and tenth assists of the season in Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Thornton has produced a steady 14 points (four goals) in 16 games, to go with a plus-1 rating. He has only been held off the scoresheet five times this season and appears destined to produce another 70-80 point season. You know what to do.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton found the net for the third time this season in Thursday's loss to the Wild.

Thornton was on the finishing end of a 2-on-1 with Joe Pavelski that gave the Sharks a 3-1 lead in the third period, but the Wild would respond with two tallies in the next 10 minutes to send the game to overtime. Though he no longer has the captain designation for the Sharks, Thornton hasn't seemed to be affected by it. He's continued to produce at close to a point-per-game clip this season, notching three goals and eight assists over 12 contests.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton scored a goal in the second period of Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

Thornton doesn't often look for his own shot these days, but he was able to find the net Tuesday for the second time in three games. The lack of diversity in his scoring may prevent him from yielding the fantasy value of some of the league's top pivots, but Thornton should be able to make another run at an 80-point campaign.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton picked up two assists for the second straight game in Thursday's shootout loss to the Islanders.

Since a scoreless opener, Thorny's piled up five helpers in three games. It's quite reasonable to expect the typical 60-plus helpers from him again this year.