Thornton pushed his point streak to 10 games with two assists -- the latter of which came on the power play and was the 1,300th point of his career -- in a 6-1 demolition of the Avalanche on Tuesday. Jumbo Joe's far from washed up, that's for sure -- he's racked up 14 points while going plus-12 over the course of this streak, which is separated by just one scoreless effort from an eight-game streak in which he compiled another 11 points. Few players in the league have been filling up the ol' game log the way Thornton's been lately; on the one hand, it's a shame to see this stretch interrupted by the All-Star break, but on the other, at least it gives the 36-year-old center some rest, as he continues to play big-time minutes on the Sharks' top line, just as he has for almost the entirety of his decade-long tenure in San Jose.
Thornton recorded an assist and a shot in Saturday's win over the Stars. That brings Thornton's point streak to five games, over which he has two goals and five assists. Though, true to how things go when you own Thornton, he has just three shots during the streak.
Thornton notched an assist Thursday against Edmonton in a 2-1 shootout win to extend his points streak to four games. Thornton now has six points in his past four games and 33 points in 42 games on the season. The 36-year-old still manages to rack up the points despite averaging around just two shots per game in his career. His playmaking ability is still considered elite, and while the days of him challenging for the scoring title are clearly over, he's still one of the best sources of assists in all fantasy leagues.
Thornton registered a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Flames. Thornton opened up the scoring in the contest, then later assisted on a go-ahead power-play tally in the final frame to help secure the 5-4 win. The 36-year-old is playing his best hockey of the season, notching back-to-back multi-point efforts and four such games in his last seven contests.
Thornton went plus-4 with two assists Saturday in a 7-0 dismantling of the Maple Leafs. The Sharks toyed with Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier all night and Thornton, with his pair of secondary setups, wasn't about to be left out of the party. The big night improved his rating to plus-10 on the season, and now Jumbo has 29 points through 39 games.
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