Monday, January 23, 2017

Patrick Marleau scores four in third, first since '97 to achieve feat

The Sharks were deadlocked with the last-place Colorado Avalanche on Monday night at the Pepsi Center.

Then Patrick Marleau took over.

The 37-year-old winger scored four goals in the third period (see all four in the video above) to power San Jose to a 5-2 victory over Colorado.

Marleau becomes just the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since 1997.

Brent Burns was the other goal scorer for the Sharks. With his 20th goal in is 48th game Burns became the fastest defenseman to hit the 20-goal mark since Kevin Hatcher scored 20 in 48 games for Washington in 1992-1993.