SAN JOSE – On the second night, Nashville Predators moved from a tragic 5-4 shark victory. Almost all of them were overshadowed by Joe Thornton, who won his 400th career goal.
When the result is tied in 4-4 minutes of adjustment, a strong forward that takes an excellent cross-ice, exit the line Marcus Sorensen, before sending a baton from the Nashville goalkeeper Juuse Saros to the net back.
The power tank was electric after the target. As his teammates flooded him at the celebration, Thornton was full of emotions, as his 400th marker put the sharks up 5-4.
"I was ice, it was great," said Jo Powellsky after the game. "It's difficult sometimes to explain what he can do."
The only goal that made the goal even more impressive was the fact that he was awarded the exclusive list of seven players registered in the history of the NHL, which has reached 400 goals, reached 1000 teams and played in more than 1500 games. Not surprisingly, however, Thornton told the media, he was more focused on helping the team win than the notching turning point.
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"Just trying to improve my game right now," he said, reminding everyone that he was still struggling with the road issues that led him to the beginning of the season.
Wait for him to not know what a very eye-catching company with whom he joined after his 400th goal.
"There is no way," he admitted. "I have not checked to be honest with you."
His teammates are paying more attention.
"It's like every other night, there's some kind of stat that's thrown there," Pavelsky said about his team's achievements. "They have fun watching, they really are."
Defenseman Erik Karlsson has been a member of the Thornton team for just over a month. But, as he was in the game against No. 19, he offered some opinion about what it was the Predator for defending when Thornton came across a leed.
"He is one of those guys who should always know," explained Carlson. "You always have to know where he is, because he's such a good hockey player, and if he gets the chance, you know he's going to pay."
Of course, the goal could not be done without Sorensen's beautiful setting, with Thornton having played a lot of late at play.
"Mark played great," Thornton congratulated. "I like to play with him. It seems that now we have created some chemistry."
When Sorensen asked what it was like to make a turning point, his answer was fair.
"It was pretty nice," he said. "I'm happy for him."