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San Jose Mercury News Nov 22, 2015

Patrick Marleau makes his mark in a 3-1 Sharks victory

The elite San Jose forward gets two assists while collecting his 1,000th career regular season point

Patrick Marleau earns 1,000th career NHL regular season point

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau picked up an assist on Brent Burns’ even strength goal 7:54 into the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins for his 1,000th career NHL regular season point Saturday. Marleau dug the puck out of the corner… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Nov 17, 2015

Sharks make it 3 straight road wins in Boston

Power play goals by Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton 25 seconds apart gave the Sharks a 5-3 lead with 9:21 to go in the second period.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 17, 2015

3rd Period Public Skate: Sharks 5, Bruins 3

What the fresh hell was that? Welp, that wasn't a good twenty minutes. Was 3-2 Bruins after a Loui Eriksson tally (assisted by David Krejci and...Dennis Seidenberg?), then bad stuff happened, including a penalty parade: Melker Karlsson was left wide open for Joe Thornton to pass to in the slot. 3-3. PPG for Patrick Marleau after a Too Much Man penalty (the first and second of three penalties taken in a row by the Bruins). PPG for Joe Thornton after Ryan Spooner went off for tripping Tomas Hertl The Bruins PK looked positively miserable for those. Viewer discretion is advised for the...
Fear The Fin Nov 17, 2015

Joe Thornton scores power-play goal against Bruins

Watching Jumbo score on Boston will never get old. Joe Thornton has been a Shark for 10 years. It's hard to remember a time when he played for the Bruins, baby-faced and disliked because Boston will find a way to hate everyone and everything you love. The Boston media's unsavory tradition of burning down bridges when players leaves town makes it especially sweet when those players come back to bite the Bruins. While the wounds have (mostly) healed (probably) in regards to Thornton, it'll always be fun watching him light the lamp against his old team. Not only was tonight's goal a big one in...
Fear The Fin Nov 14, 2015

Quick Bite: Sharks win in Buffalo

The Curse of Buffalo is over. Martin Jones had a strong performance in his second game in as many nights and Patrick Marleau scored in overtime as the Sharks won in Buffalo for the first time since Joe Thornton’s first game as a Shark. The Sharks have been getting themselves into a lot of early holes of late, but in Buffalo, playing their second game in as many nights, they got off to a start that would have been near-perfect if not for a few too many penalties. The power play got an early opportunity just 37 seconds after puck drop when Jack McCabe was called for slashing Tommy Wingels,...
Fear The Fin Nov 14, 2015

Joe Pavelski tallies 500th career point

He has the third most points of any Shark. Captain Joe Pavelski tallied his 500th career point Saturday, continuing the remarkable career of the center drafted in the seventh round. He picked up an assist (his sixth on the season) on Marc-Edouard Vlasic's power-play goal early in the first period against the Sabres. Here's the video. Pavelski is coming off back-to-back 35+ goal seasons and has already scored nine goals for the Sharks this season. He's been a highlight in a bit of a seesaw campaign for San Jose so far. There's still a long way to go to catch up to Joe Thornton and Patrick...
New York Post Nov 12, 2015

Four grinders who’d solve Rangers’ biggest problem

Patrick Marleau has had an exemplary career in San Jose, carrying the Sharks banner since joining the team in 1997-98 following his second-overall selection — after Boston chose Joe Thornton — in the 1997 Entry Draft. He has scored 460 goals, sixth most in the NHL since breaking into the league. He has played on...

Report: Marleau would accept trade to the Rangers

Today’s Rangers’ good morning comes with a West Coast report from CSN Bay Area that the Patrick Marleau, the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer, would waive his no-trade clause for three teams: the Rangers, Ducks and Kings. Marleau, 36, is in the second season of a three-year, $20 million deal with a $6.67 million salary cap hit. The second overall pick in the 1997 draft by the Sharks has four goals and five assists in his first 14 games this season and 460 goals and 537 assists for 997 points in 1,344 career regular-season games for the Sharks. He went right to the Sharks out of junior...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 11, 2015

A young PJ Axelsson assists on Joe Thornton's first-ever NHL Goal

1997 saw the debut of two of the more pivotal figures in recent Bruins history: Joe Thornton, fresh out of the draft, and PJ Axelsson, who as we mentioned earlier had been drafted 177th overall in 1995. On December 3rd, Thornton was playing with PJ. How it happened: Axelsson (57) steals the puck off the stick of Colin Forbes (12) and takes off into the offensive zone, springing a 3-on-2. Axelsson drops it to Joe Thornton (6) and runs into Chris Therrien (6). Thornton takes advantage of the space created to sneak around and backhand it past Garth Snow (lol). Why future Hall-of-Famer Joe...
Fear The Fin Oct 30, 2015

It's not time to panic about the Sharks power play

San Jose will rebound from a slow start in special teams. The Sharks have only scored three power play goals and haven't scored one since Joe Thornton potted one on Oct. 12 against the Washington Capitals. The other two power-play goals came in the season opener against the Kings. You likely already know this if you follow any Sharks writer — this is the kind of state reporters love to tweet every time a power play goes dry. It's also a deeply flawed way to discuss the health of a power play. Anyone who's watched hockey knows great looking power plays often don't turn into goals — and...

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