Brad Winchester took advantage of his first chance to play with Joe Thornton, one of the NHL's best playmakers.
Ryane Clowe, Winchester and Torrey Mitchell scored in a 6-minute span of the second period to rally the San Jose Sharks past the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Thursday night.
''There's not too much of an adjustment,'' Winchester said. ''Obviously, they are very good with the puck, especially `Jumbo.' You know he's going to make plays.''
Logan Couture and Jamie McGinn also scored for the Sharks, who had lost four of five.
For an offense that had been struggling recently, the performance of the top line was a welcome relief. The Sharks averaged 1.83 goals over their previous six games before breaking out against the Stars, whom they have outscored 9-3 in two meetings this season.
''Sometimes when you move the lines around everybody gets a bit of a wake-up call and people get mad,'' San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. ''Those people who got mad had good nights.''
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