Thornton is on pace for 52 points in 2015-16. Those numbers, while certainly useful in most leagues, would stand as the third consecutive season in which his totals have dipped. Jumbo Joe lost the lead captaincy role to Joe Pavelski ahead of the 2015-16 season, but still has the "A" stitched to his sweater as alternate captain and remains an offensive cog for Team Teal.
Thornton had an assist two penalty minutes and a shot in Friday's win. Thronton continues to be reliable. You kind of know what you're getting with him and he just keeps providing it. He's like a really big Santa who gives assists to all the boys and girls.
Thornton assisted on one of Joe Pavelski's two goals in Tuesday's loss to Columbus. Thornton contributed four shots and 20:14 of ice time to the cause as well, in what was a pretty poor showing for San Jose.
Thornton had an assist and a pair of shots in Saturday's loss to the Stars. With seven points in his first 10 games, Thornton is producing offense at the rate you hoped for. He's no longer a big goal scorer, but he puts up assists with the best players in the league.
Joe Thornton picked up a goal and an assist on two shots, while finishing with a plus-3 rating against the Kings on Wednesday.
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