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NHL: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 26 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton scored a first-period goal Sunday and San Jose never trailed in its 2-1 win over Los Angeles, forcing a decisive Game 7 in its playoff series.

NHL: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored 1:29 into overtime Saturday and San Jose pulled out a 2-1 win over Los Angeles, taking Game 3 of their Western Conference series.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- The San Jose Sharks clinched their Western Conference quarterfinals series Tuesday with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

NHL: San Jose 5, Vancouver 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored two goals and added two assists Sunday, propelling the San Jose over Vancouver 5-2 for a commanding 3-0 playoff series lead.

NHL: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 4 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres scored 5:31 into overtime Friday, giving San Jose a 3-2 win over Vancouver that put the Sharks in control of their playoff series.

NHL: San Jose 5, Minnesota 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton put San Jose in front for good late in the second period Wednesday and the Sharks went on to defeat Minnesota 5-2.

NHL: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton provided a goal and an assist Monday, helping the surging San Jose Sharks build an early lead and then hang on to defeat Vancouver 3-2.

NHL: San Jose 2, Nashville 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton and Logan Couture each assisted on San Jose's two power-play goals Saturday, helping the Sharks to a 2-1 decision over Nashville.

NHL: San Jose 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tim Kennedy's slap shot with 7 minutes left in the third period Tuesday boosted San Jose over St. Louis 2-1, ending a seven-game Sharks losing streak.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski pumped in two goals Sunday and the San Jose Sharks improved on their best-ever start to a season with a 4-1 win over Vancouver.

NHL: San Jose 4, Colorado 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored two goals one first-period power play Saturday and the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten in 2013 with a 4-0 win over Colorado.

NHL: San Jose 5, Phoenix 3

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal with 1:53 left in the third period Thursday and San Jose added an empty-net score to down Phoenix 5-3.

NHL: San Jose 4, Calgary 1

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau erupted for two second-period goals Sunday and San Jose bested Calgary 4-1 in the opener of the lockout-shortened season for both teams.

NHL: St. Louis 3, San Jose 1

ST. LOUIS, April 21 (UPI) -- David Perron scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Saturday and St. Louis won its first-round playoff series with a 3-1 decision over San Jose.

NHL: St. Louis 2, San Jose 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott came within 67 seconds of his first career playoff shutout Thursday and St. Louis took a two-game lead in the series by downing San Jose 2-1.
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BOS99011604 - 16 JANUARY, 1999 - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA: The Boston Bruins Joe Thornton, front, chases after the puck in front of the Tampa Bay Lightnings Wendel Clark on 16 January at The Fleet Center in Boston. lkm/rw/Lee K. Marriner UPI
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Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play seven seasons with the club. During the 2005–06 season, he was traded to the Sharks. Splitting the campaign between the two teams, he received the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies as the league's leading point-scorer and most valuable player, respectively. Thornton's on-ice vision, strength on the puck, deft passing ability, and power forward style of play have led to him becoming one of the league's premier top line centres. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he has received the nickname Jumbo Joe.

Thornton grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown of St. Thomas, Ontario, for the St. Thomas Travelers. He played "AA" hockey for the Travelers until joining a peewee team that won an Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship in 1992–93. Moving on to the bantam level, Thornton joined the "AAA" Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs of the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario for the 1993–94 season. During his bantam year, he also appeared in six games for the Junior B St. Thomas Stars of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). The following season, he joined the Stars full-time and reeled off 104 points over 50 games.

Beginning in 1995–96, Thornton began a two-year career in the major junior Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He posted a 76-point season in his first year, earning both OHL and CHL Rookie of the Year honours. The following season, Thornton improved to 41 goals and 122 points, second overall in league scoring behind Marc Savard of the Oshawa Generals, and was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Joe Thornton."
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