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Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have found the perfect way to silence the talk about whether their window for success is closing in San Jose.
With Marleau scoring goals at a record pace to start the lockout-shortened season and Thornton at his playmaking best, the Sharks have won their first five games to get off to the best start in franchise history.
They'll look to continue their impressive play Tuesday night, when they host an Anaheim Ducks team that has also played well in the early going.
The fast start comes nine months after the Sharks got eliminated in five games in the opening round of the playoffs by St. Louis. The step back after two straight trips to the Western Conference finals raised questions about whether a club led by 33-year-olds in Thornton and Marleau had missed its opportunity to win a Stanley Cup.
"Every year you have to earn respect," Thornton said Monday. "It's not given to you. We've had good years in the past. Obviously, pe...
BEST OF MAXIM
It should come as no surprise that Patrick Marleau has been named the first star of the week by the NHL.Marleau has enjoyed a scorching hot start to the season with a league-leading nine goals and 13 points in only five contests. In the process, he became the second player in NHL history, and first since Cy Denneny back in 1917-18, to record four consecutive multi-goal games to begin...
When making your MVP predictions for the 2013 NHL season, did you include Patrick Marleau on your list? You can be honest - I didn't either.
Marleau, as well as the bulk of his San Jose teammates, carried rather small expectations into the year following the lockout. For the first time in a long time, seemingly no major outlet considered San Jose to be a true Stanley Cup contender...
Three Stars of the Week
1. Patrick Marleau (San Jose Sharks)
This week Marleau put together one of the more memorable weeks for a skater in a long time. In just five games played Marleau has scored nine goals and assisted on four. He started off the season by scoring two goals in four straight games, the first player to do so in the history of the NHL. Marleau isn’t only...
Patrick Marleau became the second player in NHL history to open a season with four straight multigoal games, striking twice on the power play in the first period in the San Jose Sharks' 4-0 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Marleau has scored exactly two goals in each game this season, joining Ottawa's Cy Denneny in 1917-18 as the only players to open a...
The Lightning have been off to a good start on this short season. There has been great offensive contributions so far and today, one of their own was named the NHL’s third star of the week. Veteran right winger Martin St. Louis won the honors as the NHL made their announcement today. Here is the release: St. Louis tied for second in the NHL with eight assists and ranked third...
The Sharks appear to be working from a checklist. Obviously scoring in the first period is on that list. They have done that ever since that disappointing game in Calgary. Also, power play goals are important, their power play lacked some shock and awe last season. Needed to fix that.
Patrick Marleau had his two-goals-a-game objective. Perhaps that was drawing...
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- One big check woke up the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Defenseman Brad Stuart met Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog with a booming check in open ice, and his Sharks teammates took advantage of retaliation that resulted in power play time for San Jose. Patrick Marleau's two power play goals led the hosts to a 4-0 win over the Avalanche as San Jose won for...
What is Patrick Marleau right now? Remind us never to count on the Plus/Minus, because Sami Salo sucks.
No Pens in sight.
Stunned gif of the night
We bought gamecenter and it is awesome. Kings tied the Canucks late.
Alain Vigneault your thoughts:
Nothing better than some french guy getting all jammed up.
I have been interested in trying to establish when the NHL award winners take over the lead in their award during the course of the season for many years. As a result, I have made picks for the NHL awards as soon as I can in the season and re-assessed those picks when necessary - in some cases many times in a season and in other cases that player held the lead for the award the...
NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) – San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Jan. 27 (and including the opening two days of the season, Jan. 19-20). Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
2012-2013 Power Rankings: Week 2
TEAM / RECORD
Last Week: 11
Is this 2009-10 all over again? I know this: Corey Crawford has made an early statement to his doubters...
SAN JOSE -- The Sharks' revamped penalty kill was put to a stern test on Sunday night and passed with flying colors. San Jose killed all seven Vancouver power plays and got a nightly goal from Patrick Marleau en route to a 4-1 victory at HP Pavilion. The Sharks extended their franchise-best start to 5-0 in the process. The Sharks took advantage of Vancouver's slow start...
Joe Pavelski knew the game was going to get intense. He didn't realize it would happen so early.
Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau scored again -- though only once -- and the undefeated San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Sunday.
The game became feisty even before the puck dropped as Ryan Clowe and Alexandre Burrows got into it at center ice and it remained...
The Canucks are in San Jose today to play the second game of their three game road trip in California where they take on the Sharks for a late afternoon game.
The Canucks, fresh off a 5-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks, look to carry the momentum from their first regulation win of the season into the Shark Tank to face the red hot Sharks.
Cory Schneider fresh off his...