Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/19/14

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)
Nobody in the NHL is having a better start to the season than Patrick Marleau.  The Sharks have started the season 4-0, thanks in large part to Marleau’s torrid pace out of the gate. Marleau added two more goals in the Sharks 4-0 win over the Avs on Saturday to bring to his league-best tally to eight (Chicago’s Marian Hossa follows with five). He’s scored twice in each of San Jose’s games. How impressive of a start is that? As of writing, Marleau by himself has more goals than six other teams this season: Panthers (7), Oilers (7), Flames (7), Blue Jackets (6), Flyers (5), Kings (4). Yes, Patrick Marleau alone has twice the number of goals than the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings do. What’s more, the entire Sharks first line is off to a fantastic start. Marleau has 11 points, Joe Thornton leads the league with 11 points, and Joe Pavelski has 8 points. H/T Fear the Fin
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