Joe Thornton is an absolute legend in the NHL, but one thing he has never been known for is scoring goals.
He only scored more than 30 goals twice in 22 NHL seasons and his hat trick on Monday night was his first in nearly a decade. However, fans weren’t happy with three, they wanted him to score four. Thornton made headlines in 2013 when Tomas Hertl scored four goals because he said he would be… we’ll say “excited” to score four goals himself.
He clearly hadn’t forgotten about his quote and neither had the fans, who he knew would be disappointed.
While fans didn’t get that fourth goal, it was still very entertaining as Thornton was pumped up on the bench.