San Jose, CA (Sports Network) -scored twice and added an assist, as the stayed hot with a 5-2 win over the at HP Pavilion.
had three assists for the Sharks, who have won four of their last five games and scored 20 goals in that span. The only loss in the stretch was a 4-0 decision against Calgary.
made 22 saves as San Jose also resumed its dominance of the Ducks -- the Sharks won five of the six matchups last season.
allowed all five goals on 41 shots for the Ducks, who were coming off Friday's home loss to New Jersey.
San Jose got the jump on Anaheim with two goals early in the first period.
Heatley scored his first just 36 seconds in. Just after a faceoff,ripped a shot from the right point and McElhinney blocked it. But the puck bounced to his right, where Thornton pushed it out front for Heatley's quick backhand swipe into an open net.
A few minutes later with the Sharks on the power play,spun in the circle and fired a wrister through traffic, making it a 2-0 contest at 4:45.
San Jose was back on the power play early in the second period, whengathered the puck to the right of the goal. He managed to get a pass through the legs of Ducks defenseman , and Heatley one timed it past McElhinney from the left side at 2:08.
and scored later in the period to make it a 5-0 game, and San Jose held on in the third period, though Anaheim did get power- play goals from and .
Thornton recorded his second three-assist game of the season (also October 23 at Edmonton). He has five goals and 10 assists through nine games...assisted on both Ducks goals.