Thornton assisted on both of Tomas Hertl's goals and added two hits in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Predators.
At this point in the season, it may be time to sit Thornton (along with others) in a room and ask questions about the fountain of youth. The 36-year-old has erupted for 78 points this year, sweetening the deal with a plus-26 rating. The 1997 No. 1 pick reaches the scoresheet on the regular, and has done so in four straight to the tune of a power-play goal and five apples.