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Good, Bad, What Stood Out About Thrun’s Debut?



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What stands out about Henry Thrun’s NHL debut?

“I thought he had a lot of poise. Made some good passes,” Mario Ferraro offered after the San Jose Sharks’ 4-3 OT victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

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From the drop of the puck, Thrun looked confident with it.

It doesn’t hurt, of course, that on just his second NHL shift, he got his first NHL point, assisting on a Ferraro goal.

But it was under duress where the San Jose Sharks prospect showed his true colors.

10 minutes in, a Jacob Peterson (24) pass skipped on Thrun (3). But William Karlsson (71) bearing down on him, Thrun collected the puck, kept his eyes up like he was going to go forward with the puck, then ripped a no-look pass through Karlsson’s legs to safety valve Radim Simek (51).

The key here is he didn’t telegraph his intentions to the forechecker.

Later on the same shift, Thrun picks up the puck, and it’s Karlsson on him again.

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