San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, right, stops a shot from Vancouver Canucks centre Brandon Sutter, centre, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, right, stops a shot from Vancouver Canucks centre Brandon Sutter, centre, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Burns, Tierney lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver has dropped six of seven

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday for their third win in four games.

Mikkel Boedker and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-1 against the Canucks this season. Martin Jones stopped 29 shots.

Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who lost their sixth in seven games. Anders Nilsson made 40 stops.

Boedker scored at 8:41 of the first period, picking up a soft rebound from Tierney’s shot.

Burns scored his 10th goal, tops among NHL defencemen, taking a pass from Joakim Ryan and sending a laser shot into the net just under five minutes into the second.

Sorensen scored his first goal since Dec. 23, punching it in with an assist from Justin Braun at 3:06 into the third. Marc-Edouard Vlasic had an assist in his third straight game, getting the second assist on Sorensen’s goal.

Sedin scored at 6:43, taking a nice pass from Thomas Vanek that gave him clear shot into the net. It was Sedin’s 14th goal, one shy of his total last season.

Tierney made it 4-1 after taking a nice pass from Burns with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.

NOTES: D Tim Heed was recalled from the AHL and joined a makeshift Sharks lineup, allowing Burns to play up front at times. … Sharks C Logan Couture has points in four of his last five games. … Boedker recorded games in consecutive games for the second time this season, and the first since Jan. 15-16. … Sedin has five points against the Sharks this season and 45 in 69 games. He’s recorded points in three straight.

UP NEXT

Canucks: Host Boston on Saturday.

Sharks: Host Dallas on Sunday.

Rick Eymer, The Associated Press

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