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Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, center, is beaten for a goal on a shot from San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture, not seen, as Joe Thornton (19), Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) and Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) watch during the first period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, right, celebrates as Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, left, is beaten for a goal on a shot from San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture, not seen, during the first period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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FILE - At left, in a Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) skates to the puck against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. At right, in a Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. he Sharks begin preprations for the playoffs with the status of top two centers, Thornton and Couture, in doubt. Thornton has missed three games with an injured left knee and Couture has been out seven games after being hit in the mouth by a puck. (AP Photo/File)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski, second from right, is hugged by teammates Joe Thornton (19), Brenden Dillon (4) and Jannik Hansen (36) after Pavelski's goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) skates next to Toronto Maple Leafs' Connor Brown (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Jose Sharks players celebrate a goal by forward Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson (31) is screened by San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Joe Thornton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) vies for the puck against San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Minnesota Wild's Marco Scandella (6) stops a pass from San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture, left, is congratulated by Joe Thornton (19) and Patrick Marleau (12) after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, front, of Slovakia, tries to get a shot in on San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock as center Joe Thornton reaches in during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

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Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown, right, is tripped by San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

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San Jose Sharks right wing Brent Burns, right, celebrates his goal with teammates defenseman Dan Boyle, left, and center Joe Thornton during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates his goal against Phoenix Coyotes' Mark Visentin, right, with teammates, including Joe Thornton, second from left, and Patrick Marleau (12), during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, bottom, deflects a shot on goal as Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, top left, and the Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 11, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose won 5-1. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)