Heiskanen, Ritchie score 1:48 apart in third, Stars top Sharks

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Jeff Miller

/ NHL.com Correspondent

DALLAS — Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored 1:48 apart in the third period for the Dallas Stars in a 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at American Airlines Center on Friday.

Heiskanen gave the Stars a 2-1 lead on a wrist shot that beat Sharks goalie Martin Jones short side from the right circle at 4:38. Ritchie extended the lead to 3-1 on a 2-on-1 at 6:26.

Mattias Janmark also scored, and Ben Bishop made 41 saves for Dallas (16-10-3), which has won four straight and is 10-3-1 at home.

Evander Kane and Logan Couture scored, Erik Karlsson had two assists and Jones made 27 saves for San Jose (14-11-5), which is 2-4-1 in its past seven games.

Kane gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead at 9:22 of the first period with a one-timer off the post on a 4-on-2.

Janmark tied it 1-1 at 14:05 of the second period. Roman Polak collected the loose puck in the Stars zone and sent a backhand stretch pass to Janmark, who had just skated in on a line change and beat Jones blocker side on a breakaway.

Couture cut it to 3-2 at 6:59 of the third period on a redirection off a point shot from Karlsson.

Sharks forward Joe Thornton played in his 1,514th NHL game, tying Steve Yzerman for 18th in League history.

Stars forward Martin Hanzal made his season debut. He hadn’t played since Feb. 21 because of a back injury.

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