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Heatley’s hat trick lifts Sharks to 6-3 win over Flyers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dany Heatley scored three times, Joe Thornton recorded his 600th NHL assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Friday night.

Manny Malhotra, Ryane Clowe and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who are 7-0-2 at home. Claude Giroux scored twice and Danny Briere added a goal for the Flyers, who lost for the second time in nine games.

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Thornton, who had points on each of Heatley’s goals, earned four assists. He has 30 points this season.

Heatley notched his second hat trick of the season, and the ninth of his career.

Giroux had his first career multi-goal game.