Thornton's 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) lead the Sharks.
The 33-year-old Thornton's 18 assists lead San Jose and are among the most in the NHL. He has at least one assist in each of his last six games.
Toews skated up to Thornton with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the first period, jabbed him with his stick and then dropped his gloves. The star captains tangled up for a minute before Thornton dragged Toews to the ice and the referees skated in. It was believed to be the first fight for Toews since December 2011, and the first skirmish for Thornton in about a year.
Like a fine wine, Thornton just seems to get better with age and is truly an inspirational fantasy performer.
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