Heatley's hat trick leads Sharks past Flyers

San Jose Sharks' Dany Heatley, right, shoots as Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Carle blocks in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in San Jose, Calif. Flyers goalie Ray Emery is at left. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

November 20, 2009 10:01:40 PM PST
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.

Thornton, who had points on each of Heatley's goals, earned four assists. He matched his franchise record, and 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 multigoal game.