Thornton, Clowe get Gordie Howe hat tricks (with fights video)


The San Jose Sharks’ game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday was huge and while Ryane Clowe touching the puck with his stick while on the bench will certainly attract the most attention, it was far from the only highlight. Two Sharks players, Joe Thornton and, yes, Clowe, picked up Gordie Howe hat tricks on Thursday for scoring a goal, registering an assist, and getting in a fight. You can view Thornton’s fight against Drew Doughty, as well as Clowe’s separate fights against Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford below:

The San Jose Sharks ended up winning the game 6-5 in a shootout. The two teams are fighting for the Pacific Division title and have 94 points each with one game remaining in the regular season.