Sharks Slash Blues

Brent Burns scored a pair of goals during a four-score first period as the Sharks sank the Blues 6-3 from the SAP Center. Burns finished with his first career hat trick after a power-play tally in the third period. Joe Thornton, Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl also lit the lamp for San Jose, which has won four straight. Antti Niemi made 21 saves in net for the victors. Davis Backes and Jaden Schwartz got the Blues within one midway through the third period. Ian Cole also scored for St. Louis, which saw its five-game win streak come to an end. Brian Elliott was lifted after the first frame, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots the rest of the way.