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Sharks' Joe Thornton ties Gordie Howe for ninth all time in career assists

Sharks' Joe Thornton ties Gordie Howe for ninth all time in career assists
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Apr 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Vincent Lecavalier (44) looks to pass the puck aroundSan Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68) in the second period of the game one of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Thornton continues to add to his Hall of Fame resume.A 

Currently playing in hisA 21stA season, the veteran center hadA two assists on Kevin Labanc's firstA and third goals of the night inA San Jose'sA 5-2 over Edmonton Saturday night.A The hat trick was the first of Labanc's career.A 

With his two apples, Thornton tied Detroit Red Wings legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe for ninth all time in career assists (1,049). Thorton is also now one point behind Teemu Selanne for 15th on the all-time points list (1,459).A 

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