Thornton’s 300th Goal, Setoguchi Remains Hot

Posted on February 23, 2011 by

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Setoguchi keeps scoring goals and the Sharks keep winning. Setoguchi, 756sports’s current athlete of the week, followed up his hat trick with two more goals last night, including the game-winner. However, Thornton stole the show and played his best game of the season. His power-play goal at the end of the first period was his 300th of his career, putting him as the 18th highest goal-scorer among active players right behind Danny Heatley. Bigger than his goal and two assists, the Sharks went into Detroit and asserted their muscle by generating 43 shots and controlling the pace for almost the entire 60 minutes. After the game, Thornton said, “Our playoffs began 15 days ago,” well, if this is a sign of how they are going to play in the actual playoffs then their postseason woes may soon be over.

-TK

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