Nov 20, 2011, 11:34 PM EST
The Minnesota Wild are still on top of the NHL with 27 points, but the San Jose Sharks are nipping at their heels with 25 in two fewer games. They employ one of the league’s most potent and varied offensive attacks, but Patrick Marleau has been the MVP of a hot stretch. The former captain in teal notched a hat trick on Sunday night to push him to a stunning 18 points in his last 13 games.
Check out these Marleau-centric highlights:
That 4-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche pushes San Jose’s November record to an impressive 6-1-1, including a three-game winning streak. They outscored the Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings by a total of 19-4 during that trio of wins.
Naturally, most people won’t bat an eye at the Sharks’ regular season accomplishments, but the bottom line is that it looks like San Jose will keep themselves in “the conversation.”
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