Marleau tallied a power-play goal -- an empty netter -- in Thursday's 3-1 win over Arizona. Prior to this one, Marleau had gone nine games without a goal and four without a point. Though the Saskatchewan native hasn't returned to the 70-point Marleau we all know and love, he is expected to near the 60-point mark this season. Finally ending his dry spell and logging top-six minutes, expect Marleau to continue breaking out of this funk.
Marleau contributed only two shots and no points in San Jose's 7-0 throttling of Toronto on Saturday. Marleau hasn't been lights out this season, but he's on pace to best last season's 19 goals and 57 points, so it's hard to be too disappointed if you drafted Marleau early. He's not bouncing back to his 70-80 point paces of the past, but he's on track to cross 60.
Marleau picked up two assists in 21:58 of ice time against the Flyers on Wednesday. The 36-year-old winger continues to defy his age, as his 28 points through 36 games have the lifelong Shark on pace for the eighth 60-point season of his illustrious career. Marleau's advanced age doesn't show in his ice time, either, as he continues to be given every opportunity to add to his scoring total with heavy minutes.
Marleau scored his 12th goal of the year in a win over Montreal on Tuesday. Marleau added a pair of shots and 21:28 of ice time as well. He's racking up the minutes in Logan Couture's absence, with the team's top-end options limited. Nonetheless, Marleau has stepped up and is producing. He has two goals and two assists over his last four games.
Marleau extended his goal streak to four games with a power-play score in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins. The veteran winger is also on a five-game points streak in which he's scored four goals and four assists. Marleau is a big reason why the Sharks have won seven of their past nine games and should be employed regularly until he cools off.
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