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What Went Wrong Joe?

from Dave Lozo of NHL.com,

Despite the late-game slash and garbage time melee, McLellan was happy with Thornton’s overall game.

“If I look at Joe’s game, I thought Joe played a pretty solid game,” he said. “He was skating. He was big. He was strong.”

Thornton sat down at his locker for a quick interview session with the media following the game:

Q: What went wrong tonight?

Thornton: I didn’t think we gave them too much, to be honest with you. I thought we played good defensive hockey. I don’t know how many chances they got. We were just not capitalizing on our chances. They are with theirs. We aren’t with ours.

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Thornton has to be better than -4 for the WCF.

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Thornton has to be better than -4 for the WCF.

Maybe he just can’t be.  Here’s his career NHL playoff plus/minus:

09-10   13 GP   -10
08-09     6 GP     -3
07-08   13 GP   +3
06-07   11 GP   +2
05-06   11 GP     -4
03-04     7 GP     -6
02-03     5 GP     -5
01-02     6 GP     0
98-99   11 GP     +1
97-98     6 GP     0

Certainly stats— especially only one—don’t tell the whole story.  Nonetheless…

Posted by BobTheZee on 05/19/10 at 04:50 PM ET

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