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Sharks use big 1st period to beat Blues 6-3

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St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, takes up position in front of San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, takes up position in front of San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

By WARREN MAYES
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tomas Hertl, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton each scored two goals, powering the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Thornton also had two assists as San Jose improved to 21-9-2 on the road, matching their total road wins from last season. At home, the Sharks are just 11-12-3.

The Blues lost goalie Brian Elliott to a lower-body injury in the first period. San Jose defenseman Matt Tennyson in the first period and after he was driven into the glass.

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