It was only a matter of time, right?
Joe Thornton entered Thursday’s game with three goals this season. All three of those goals had been into the empty net, but he decided to change things up versus the Bruins.
Thornton beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask with a wrist shot from the faceoff dot in the first period. It only took him 55 games into the season to finally beat an NHL goalie.