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Thornton, Heatley Lead Sharks Past Stars

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley both netted a pair of goals and San Jose scored four times in the third period to down Dallas, 6-3, at American Airlines Center.

Torrey Mitchell and Ryane Clowe also tallied and Joe Pavelski notched four assists for the Sharks, who snapped a three-game losing skid.

Antti Niemi stopped 34-of-37 shots for the win.

Jamie Benn posted a goal and two assists for the Stars, losers in three of four.

Toby Petersen and Mike Ribeiro also scored, while Kari Lehtonen took the loss after allowing four goals on 37 chances.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.