Joe Thornton never heard his name called for a shootout for three seasons before the current campaign. Now he’s three-for-three in shootout goals this year, and after laying waste to Corey Crawford with a beautiful toe-drag move in the Sharks 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks last night, he might be getting the skills competition call more often. Observe:
One more time:
I believe that’s what those in basketball circles call “breaking the ankles.” Totally demoralizing. Hopefully grief counseling was made available to Crawford after the game.