Posted January 14, 2012 on AP on Fox

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 4: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 4, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Patrick Marleau scored off a rebound with 2:57 left to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, extending the Sharks' point streak to eight games. Ryan Clowe also had a goal for the Sharks, who are 6-0-1 in the new year and 6-0-2 in their last eight. Thomas Greiss had 25 saves to beat the Blue Jackets for the second time in his only two starts since Dec. 3. He also defeated Columbus by the same score in San Jose on Jan. 5. Rick Nash picked up his fourth goal in four games for the Blue Jackets, who split home games on back-to-back nights. Curtis Sanford had 31 saves for Columbus. The Sharks had nearly scored with 3:20 left when Jamie McGinn fed Torrey Mitchell, who appeared to have an empty net in front of him. But the puck scooted wide. Seconds later, Dan Boyle slid a quick pass to Joe Pavelski, who carried the puck over the blue line and muscled a shot on Sanford, who deflected it to the left wing where Marleau pounced on ...
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