Brent Burns leads Sharks to 4-2 win over Ducks

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns celebrates after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period.
(Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

Brent Burns scored midway through the third period of his 1,000th career game and led the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

Burns scored his fifth goal at 10:21 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and the Sharks snapped a three-game losing streak. The 33-year-old Burns was playing in his 428th consecutive regular-season game. The 2017 Norris Trophy winner as the league’s top defenseman hasn’t missed a game since November 2013.

Marcus Sorensen, Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored for San Jose. Barclay Goodrow had two assists and Martin Jones had 26 saves.


Jakob Silfverberg and Kiefer Sherwood scored for Anaheim, which lost its fourth straight game after winning four in a row and nine of 10.

The Ducks trailed 2-1 when Sherwood scored his fifth goal at 3:53 of the third period.

Anaheim scored first, getting a power-play goal by Silfverberg — his 10th — midway through the first period.

Karlsson tied it for San Jose with his fourth goal with just under two minutes left in the first period.

Sorensen scored his seventh goal at 5:44 of the second period to give San Jose a 2-1 lead.

Hertl added an empty netter for San Jose with 23 seconds left. It was his 13th goal and 200th career point.

Ducks goalie Chad Johnson came in for starter John Gibson at the start of the second period. He gave up two goals and turned back 22 shots. Gibson gave up one goal and had 16 saves.