Joe Thornton had 16:30 of ice time in the Sharks' 2-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
There were many hockey experts who were ready to write off Joe Thornton.
Advice: Coming off major knee surgery at the age of 38, not much was expected from Jumbo Joe. In fact, he was an after-thought in most hockey pool drafts this past September/October. However, in his last 25 games Thornton has registered 23 points and he sits second in Sharks' scoring with 33 points. Pretty amazing for a guy his age and coming off a surgery that might have forced most players to retire.
Joe Thornton scored one goal in 22:30 of ice time in the Sharks' 5-3 loss to the Avalanche on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Thornton now has 12 goals on the season.
Joe Thornton scored one goal in 18:36 of ice time in the Sharks' 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Advice: Thornton has now scored in three straight games, giving him 11 goals on the season.
Joe Thornton scored a goal in the Sharks' 4-1 win against Los Angeles on Monday.
Advice: Thornton's up to 10 goals and 31 points in 42 games this season. The goal was also the 394th of his career, which puts him in a tie with Tomas Sandstrom for 101st place on the all-time list. Thornton has never been known for scoring goals, but 94 players have ever reached the 400-goal milestone. Although that number will likely grow to 95 players before Thornton reaches the milestone as Sidney Crosby is sitting at 399 goals.
Joe Thornton struck for a power-play goal on his only shot of Tuesday's game in Arizona and he finished with a plus-1 rating.
Advice: Thornton has managed goals in consecutive games for the first time this season. It's his first time with goals in two or more games since he erupted for three goals in a three-game span from Feb. 4-9, 2016. Thornton is currently on pace for 20 goals, which would be his highest total since he lit the lamp 21 times during the 2010-11 season.
Joe Thornton scored one goal in 14:05 of ice time in the Sharks' 4-1 win over the Kings on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Thornton now has 10 goals on the season.
Advice: Thornton scored into an empty net after he tallied one goal and two assists in the Sharks' 6-5 overtime win over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Joe Thornton passed Adam Oates Saturday and moved into 17th place all-time in points with 1,421.
Advice: Thornton is only four points in arrears of Bryan Trottier for 16th as he is moving his way up the list. He started the season in 23rd overall but his 30 points this season has allowed him to jump up on the list. He is a no doubt Hall-of-Famer once he retires.
Joe Thornton had a goal and three points to snap his three game pointless streak.
Advice: Thornton is up to nine goals after scoring only seven all of last season. He also has 30 points and while not the player he was even a couple of seasons ago, he has been a contributor in fantasy hockey this season with 30 points in 41 contests.
Joe Thornton tallied one goal and two assists in 18:50 of ice time in the Sharks' 6-5 overtime win over the Coyotes on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Thornton now has nine goals and 21 assists on the season.
Advice: Thornton moved ahead of Hall of Famer Adam Oates for 17th on the career scoring list (1,420 points). He has 85 points against the Coyotes in 22 games, more than he has against any other team.