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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)
One year after another disappointing early playoff exit, Patrick Marleau gave the San Jose Sharks a new postseason experience. Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Now instead of facing questions about their playoff fortitude like they did a year ago following a five-game loss in the first round to St. Louis, the Sharks will get a few days to rest up before the second round following their third comeback win of the series. ''We just plugged away,'' captain Joe Thornton said. ''It doesn't matter what the score is or what time of the game it's at. We just keep plugging away. We just have so much fun together. We're really enjoying it and we want to keep it going as long as we can. Joe Pavelski scored his second power-play goal of the game to tie it with 4:27 left in regulation. Brent Burns also scored, Thornton had three assists and Antti Nie...
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