Thornton Leads Sharks to 3-2 Win Over Stars

Canucks down Blackhawks, Coyotes skate past Kings
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 12:15 AM CST
Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco (35) lays down on a shot attempt by San Jose Sharks right wing Mike Grier (25) in the second period of a NHL hockey game in Dallas, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Tony...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the score knotted at 2-2 midway through the third period Milan Michalek found Joe Thornton for the go-ahead goal, giving the San Jose Sharks the lead and eventually the 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars. Thronton also added 2 assists as the Sharks won their third straight and improved to 14-8-4 on the season, according to the AP. Elsewhere in the Western Conference:

  • Brendan Morrison’s third period goal gave the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Roberto Luongo had 25 saves.
  • The Phoenix Coyotes snapped their four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Peter Mueller had a goal and two assists for the Coyotes.