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Watch Sharks' Tomas Hertl score 2020 NHL All-Star Game-winning goal

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Watch Sharks' Tomas Hertl score 2020 NHL All-Star Game-winning goal

Tomas Hertl was pretty quiet for a majority of the NHL All-Star Game Final.

But with 2:36 remaining in the final period, Hertl gave the Pacific Division a 5-4 lead with a breakaway goal.

The Pacific would hang on to beat the Atlantic Division by that same score, taking home the $1 million dollar prize.

The goal was Hertl's only marker of the All-Star Game Final, but his fifth of the night as he scored four in the semifinal game.

Despite Hertl's gaudy numbers and game-winning goal, he didn't take home the All-Star Game MVP. That went to the Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak.

Hertl will receive a hero's welcome when he returns to San Jose on Sunday. The Sharks open the second half of the season at home Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Hopefully for the Sharks, Hertl can carry the momentum into the final few months of the season.

NHL rumors: Sharks trade Barclay Goodrow to Lightning for first-round pick

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NHL rumors: Sharks trade Barclay Goodrow to Lightning for first-round pick

While the Sharks held on to Joe Thornton, the Sharks reportedly made a last-minute deal with before Monday's NHL trade deadline. 

David Pagnotta reported Monday that the Barclay Goodrow has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman confirmed the report. 

The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, along with Pagnotta, are hearing San Jose will be getting a first-round pick in return from Tampa Bay. 

The Sharks went into the deadline without a first-round pick. 

Goodrow, 26, forever will be remembered as the hero who scored the game-winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of their first-round series last season. He has scored a career-high 24 points this season -- eight goals and 16 assists. 

Goodrow has 71 points over 268 career games. The Toronto native has scored 26 goals and 45 assists as a Shark. 

More to come ...

NHL rumors: Sharks' Joe Thornton not traded, will remain with San Jose

NHL rumors: Sharks' Joe Thornton not traded, will remain with San Jose

After weeks of speculation that he might be moved elsewhere, Joe Thornton reportedly was not traded by the Sharks prior to Monday's NHL trade deadline, meaning the 22-year veteran will finish out the season with San Jose.

With the Sharks in the midst of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, general manager Doug Wilson wanted to give his veterans the opportunity to pursue the Stanley Cup elsewhere if they so desired. San Jose's trade of Patrick Marleau to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional 2021 third-round draft pick earlier Monday was made with that intention in mind, and several teams reportedly had interest in Thornton, as well. However, both veterans had no-movement clauses in their contracts, and had to approve any trade.

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The 40-year-old Thornton has appeared in all 62 games for San Jose this season, with four goals and 23 assists. He might not be scoring at the rate he once did, but he is still clearly capable of being a productive bottom-six forward. Though Thornton will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign, another season with the Sharks can't be ruled out.