Marleau helps Sharks beat Blackhawks 5-4 for 1st win

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Marleau looked terrific in teal.

Just like old times.

Marleau scored two goals in his first game back with San Jose, and the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season.

''It's just so exciting to be back and playing and being with this bunch of guys,'' Marleau said.

Barclay Goodrow snapped a third-period tie and Brent Burns scored his 200th career goal for San Jose, which opened with four consecutive losses. Kevin Labanc also scored, and Dylan Gambrell had two assists.

Goodrow was all alone in the slot when Joe Thornton threw the puck in front 4:47 into the third. The Blackhawks pushed hard for the tying goal in the final seconds of their home opener, but came up empty.

''I thought the third period was maybe the best period we've played all year,'' Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said.

Andrew Shaw had two goals for Chicago, which hadn't played since its season-opening loss to Philadelphia in Prague last Friday. Dominik Kubalik scored his first NHL goal, and Dylan Strome had a goal and an assist in the opener of a seven-game homestand.

''Would have liked us to respond a little better to the adversity that we faced,'' Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton said, ''because we're going to face a lot this year.''

Marleau finalized a $700,000, one-year deal with San Jose this week. He had been a free agent since his contract was bought out by Carolina this summer.

Marleau spent his first 19 seasons with the Sharks. He signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with Toronto in July 2017 after the Sharks were unwilling to offer a deal longer than two years.

It didn't take him very long to find his form back with the Sharks.

''He's a goal scorer, that's what he does,'' Thornton said. ''He scores goals. Getting a 500-goal scorer five games into the year was huge for us. It was the boost we needed tonight.''

The 40-year-old Marleau tied it at 2 when he redirected Erik Karlsson's power-play shot past Corey Crawford with 17 seconds left in the first period. Marleau added another tying goal with 2:14 remaining in the second, making it 4-all when he knocked home a rebound.

Marleau, drafted by San Jose with the No. 2 pick in 1997, increased his franchise-best totals to 510 goals, 1,084 points and 1,494 games played.

''Just trying to stay focused on getting my legs moving and being in the right spot,'' said Marleau, who played on a line with Logan Couture and Timo Meier. ''Playing with those guys it's pretty easy to do that and they took care of me tonight.''

Marleau's performance overshadowed an impressive night for Shaw, reacquired in a trade with Montreal in June. The pesky forward was drafted by Chicago in 2011 and helped the Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup titles before he was dealt to the Canadiens in 2016.

Shaw gave Chicago a 2-1 lead when he slid in his own rebound 13:22 into the first, delighting the crowd of 21,455. He snapped another tie in the second after Alex DeBrincat stole the puck from Karlsson, beating Aaron Dell with a wrist shot to make it 3-2 at 9:27.

But the Sharks got the tying goal 33 seconds later when Burns' centering pass went off Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy and into the net.

''I don't think we played a full 60,'' Shaw said. ''We took some shifts off and it ended up in the back of our net a few times. They're little mistakes that can be fixed. We've got to learn from it.''

NOTES: The Sharks scored five goals in their first four games combined. ... Murphy made his season debut after he was activated off injured reserve. He had been sidelined by a groin injury. ... Dell finished with 26 saves, and Crawford made 29 stops. ... The Sharks went 2 for 3 on the power play. They were 1 for 17 with the man advantage coming into the game.

UP NEXT

Sharks: Host the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.

Blackhawks: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Bergmann C00-100/0004:111
B. Burns D11150/0227:241
T. Carrick D00000/0002:350
L. Couture C01137/5019:361
B. Dillon D00210/0223:355
M. Ferraro D00-200/0015:212
D. Gambrell C02014/1008:571
B. Goodrow C10013/2018:101
T. Hertl C00-126/14020:451
E. Kane LW01031/1022:382
E. Karlsson D01-200/0024:192
M. Karlsson RW01020/1011:401
K. Labanc RW10-340/0015:542
P. Marleau LW20161/2015:305
T. Meier LW01140/1020:113
J. Thornton C01-122/4013:190
M. Vlasic D00-100/0024:181
D. Yurtaykin LW00000/0007:360
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula LW00000/0010:143
R. Carpenter LW00007/3214:200
A. DeBrincat LW01310/0018:301
E. Gustafsson D01200/0023:403
D. Kampf C00-124/5013:360
P. Kane RW01020/0220:251
D. Keith D00220/0022:570
S. Koekkoek D00-110/0014:501
D. Kubalik LW10060/1014:015
O. Maatta D01000/0017:451
C. Murphy D00020/0018:592
A. Nylander RW00-210/0011:510
B. Saad LW01-141/1012:531
B. Seabrook D00-110/0017:374
A. Shaw RW20250/1216:537
Z. Smith LW00001/1012:372
D. Strome C11324/3016:410
J. Toews C00-1114/9020:150
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (W)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)3452958:30
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)34
Patrick Kane shot on goal (Wrist shot)
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • SJ
      04:47GOAL Barclay Goodrow (Wrist shot), Assists: Joe Thornton and Melker Karlsson
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • SJ
      17:46GOAL Patrick Marleau (Wrist shot), Assists: Timo Meier and Brent Burns
    • CHI
      12:14GOAL Dylan Strome (Wrist shot), Assists: Patrick Kane and Erik Gustafsson
    • SJ
      10:00GOAL Brent Burns (Wrist shot), Assist: Dylan Gambrell
    • CHI
      09:27GOAL Andrew Shaw (Wrist shot), Assist: Alex DeBrincat
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • SJ
      19:43(PP) GOAL Patrick Marleau (Tip-in shot), Assists: Erik Karlsson and Dylan Gambrell
    • CHI
      13:22GOAL Andrew Shaw (Backhand shot), Assists: Olli Maatta and Dylan Strome
    • SJ
      11:30(PP) GOAL Kevin Labanc (Wrist shot), Assists: Evander Kane and Logan Couture
    • CHI
      05:07GOAL Dominik Kubalik (Wrist shot), Assist: Brandon Saad
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • SJ
      11:12Brent Burns penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CHI
      19:21Andrew Shaw penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • SJ
      19:59Brenden Dillon penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
    • CHI
      18:26Patrick Kane penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • CHI
      11:21Ryan Carpenter penalty Interference - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
SJ
CHI
Shots on Goal3430
Goals in Power Play20
Faceoff Wins2431
Penalties23
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties23
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
SJ
Shots on Goal34
Goals in Power Play2
Faceoff Wins24
Penalties2
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties2
Misconducts0
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STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Bergmann C00-100/0004:111
B. Burns D11150/0227:241
T. Carrick D00000/0002:350
L. Couture C01137/5019:361
B. Dillon D00210/0223:355
M. Ferraro D00-200/0015:212
D. Gambrell C02014/1008:571
B. Goodrow C10013/2018:101
T. Hertl C00-126/14020:451
E. Kane LW01031/1022:382
E. Karlsson D01-200/0024:192
M. Karlsson RW01020/1011:401
K. Labanc RW10-340/0015:542
P. Marleau LW20161/2015:305
T. Meier LW01140/1020:113
J. Thornton C01-122/4013:190
M. Vlasic D00-100/0024:181
D. Yurtaykin LW00000/0007:360
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula LW00000/0010:143
R. Carpenter LW00007/3214:200
A. DeBrincat LW01310/0018:301
E. Gustafsson D01200/0023:403
D. Kampf C00-124/5013:360
P. Kane RW01020/0220:251
D. Keith D00220/0022:570
S. Koekkoek D00-110/0014:501
D. Kubalik LW10060/1014:015
O. Maatta D01000/0017:451
C. Murphy D00020/0018:592
A. Nylander RW00-210/0011:510
B. Saad LW01-141/1012:531
B. Seabrook D00-110/0017:374
A. Shaw RW20250/1216:537
Z. Smith LW00001/1012:372
D. Strome C11324/3016:410
J. Toews C00-1114/9020:150
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (W)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)3452958:30
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)34
STARS OF THE GAME
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SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
L. Bergmann C00-100/0004:111
B. Burns D11150/0227:241
T. Carrick D00000/0002:350
L. Couture C01137/5019:361
B. Dillon D00210/0223:355
M. Ferraro D00-200/0015:212
D. Gambrell C02014/1008:571
B. Goodrow C10013/2018:101
T. Hertl C00-126/14020:451
E. Kane LW01031/1022:382
E. Karlsson D01-200/0024:192
M. Karlsson RW01020/1011:401
K. Labanc RW10-340/0015:542
P. Marleau LW20161/2015:305
T. Meier LW01140/1020:113
J. Thornton C01-122/4013:190
M. Vlasic D00-100/0024:181
D. Yurtaykin LW00000/0007:360
Total5903424/314-29
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Caggiula LW00000/0010:143
R. Carpenter LW00007/3214:200
A. DeBrincat LW01310/0018:301
E. Gustafsson D01200/0023:403
D. Kampf C00-124/5013:360
P. Kane RW01020/0220:251
D. Keith D00220/0022:570
S. Koekkoek D00-110/0014:501
D. Kubalik LW10060/1014:015
O. Maatta D01000/0017:451
C. Murphy D00020/0018:592
A. Nylander RW00-210/0011:510
B. Saad LW01-141/1012:531
B. Seabrook D00-110/0017:374
A. Shaw RW20250/1216:537
Z. Smith LW00001/1012:372
D. Strome C11324/3016:410
J. Toews C00-1114/9020:150
Total4603031/246-31
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Dell (W)3042660:00
GOALIESSA
A. Dell (W)30
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Crawford (L)3452958:30
GOALIESSA
C. Crawford (L)34
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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