Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/20/14

SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 27: Jeremy Roenick #27 of the San Jose Sharks skates up to a face off against the Dallas Stars during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion April 27, 2008 in San Jose, California. The Stars defeated the Sharks 5-2 to make the series 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Somewhere Jeremy Roenick is pinching himself to see if this is all a dream. Patrick Marleau, the player Roenick has so often attacked as being “soft,” sent the Sharks to the second round of the NHL Playoffs Tuesday night with a goal in overtime to seal the sweep of the Vancouver Canucks. Joe Thornton took a power-play shot that managed to sneak past Vancouver goalie Cory Schneider but was coming to a stop. Only, it didn’t come to a stop because Marleau, following up the play, was able to tap it into the goal for the game winner.  With the overtime winner, Marleau has scored a goal in each of the four playoff games that San Jose has played so far this post season. A little vindication perhaps, although Marleau would likely never admit it. San Jose was staked to an early 2-1 lead through the first 20 minutes of hockey with Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski each scoring goals in the first period. Mason Raymond added a goal for Vancouver. After the Canucks managed to take a brief 3-2 lead in...

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