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No goals for Sharks’ Marleau in shootout win over Ducks

Jan 30, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

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Patrick Marleau‘s reign on National Hockey League goalies was put on hold Tuesday.

The 33-year-old San Jose Sharks winger was held to just one assist – coming on Joe Pavelski‘s third goal of the season – in a 3-2 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Michal Handzus scored the only goal in the breakaway competition.

Marleau opened the season with four straight two-goal games – tying a record from the 1917-18 season – and added a single in a victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Marleau, with his nine goals in six games, is now on pace for only 72 goals.


  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 30, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    I’m sure Sharks fans will get all over me and disagree but in my opinion, we’ve seen the Sharks have great regular seasons before, until they actually do it in the playoffs (meaning getting to the cup finals) it means nothing. Ultimately players are measured by whether they won, or even played for, a cup.

    • bo1210 - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Sharks fan here…and I’m finding it quite difficult to argue with you, but it won’t stop me from enjoying what I’m seeing.

    • valoisvipers - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      By your rational Luongo is then a great goalie.Not! There have been lots of great players that have not played for or won the Cup.It’s a team game not golf so find another measuring stick rather than winning the Cup.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Jan 31, 2013 at 12:18 AM

        Lots of great players haven’t played for a cup, but how many have played a perennially good teams who seem to get to the conference final every year before losing? The Sharks always seem to be a good team, but it’s time they step up and put themselves over the edge.

        Since you’re arguing semantics I’ll change what I said “TEAMS are ultimately measured by cups they’ve won and played for”

  2. supr49er - Jan 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    You can be a great player, but to be a legendary player you have to win the cup.

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