Thornton nets 2 goals, Sharks beat Canucks 5-2 in split-squad preseason matchup

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STOCKTON, California — Joe Thornton scored two goals, and Nikolay Goldobin and Barclay Goodrow each had a goal and an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a split-squad preseason matchup Tuesday night.

The Sharks gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in their first game in Stockton. San Jose dominated and outshot Vancouver 34-12.

Thornton began a three-goal flurry by the Sharks in the second period, rushing the net to beat goalie Jakob Markstrom. He also scored San Jose's final goal midway through the third.

Goldobin, San Jose's first-round pick in this year's draft, completed San Jose's second-period run by beating goalie Joacim Eriksson with a slick wraparound.

Goodrow was set up by Goldobin eight minutes earlier, sending Markstrom, to the bench.

Joe Pavelski, San Jose's leading scorer last season, also had a goal. Dylan DeMelo had an assist on each of the Sharks' final two goals.

Nick Bonino and Nicklas Jensen scored for Vancouver against Troy Grosenick in the third period. Jensen assisted on Bonino's goal.

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