Posted October 22, 2011 on AP on Fox

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates by the Sharks bench to celebrate with his teammates after scoring his third period eventual game-winning goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the NHL game at the Honda Center on November 21, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Sharks defeated the Ducks 3-2. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Joe Thornton returned to Boston in his 1,001st NHL game for a video tribute and an early assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night. Benn Ferriero broke a third-period tie with 11:12 left, and Anti Niemi stopped 37 shots for the Sharks, who have won consecutive games for the first time this season. Milan Lucic scored for Boston, then assisted on Tyler Seguin's game-tying goal just 29 seconds later as the Bruins rallied to tie it in the third period. But Ferriero, a Boston native who played at Boston College and in the minors in nearby Worcester, slammed in a rebound for the game-winner. Patrick Marleau scored an empty-netter with 4.8 seconds left. Reigning Vezina and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas made 26 saves for the Bruins, who are 2-4 at home as they attempt to defend their NHL title. They have scored four goals total in the four losses. Boston picked Thornton No. 1 overall in the 1997 draft, but shipped him away...
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