Joe Thornton’s efforts continue to be of the jumbo-sized variety. Can the Sharks’ longtime anchor at center play an even bigger role, though, in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals vs. Nashville?
Washington may have ended up with the Presidents’ Trophy, but Dallas paced the NHL with 265 goals. That same array of scintillating offensive talent was on full display in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Lightning netminder Ben Bishop knows that he must perform better against the Islanders. What’s a Vezina Trophy finalist to do, though, when the literal wild cards of the Eastern Conference seemingly have his number?