|Oct. 18 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE11:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton scored an empty-netter and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Thornton, who had only one point in his first four games of the season, also had two penalty minutes for the second straight contest. Though the 38-year-old has been on the decline for a while, the good news for his fantasy owners is that Thornton remains a big part of San Jose's power play. He spent more than 6 minutes on the ice with the man advantage Tuesday and is second on the team in that category.
|July 2 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST6:15 UAE (+1)22:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Thornton officially signed his contract to remain with the Sharks on Sunday, just hours after Patrick Marleau signed an $18.75 million, three-year deal with the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: He scored just seven goals - his fewest in an 82-game season since his rookie year in 1997-98 - and was a key part of a power-play unit that uncharacteristically struggled last season. But he still managed 43 assists, teaming with captain Joe Pavelski on San Jose's top line.