January 26, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss (1) blocks a shot in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at HP Pavilion. San Jose won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton.

Patrick Marleau On Fire In San Jose

Patrick Marleau, left wing for the San Jose Sharks, has been playing like a legend so far this season. In four games, he’s scored eight goals, assisted three goals, and scored the game-winning goal in the last three games. Marleau is the second person in NHL history to start the season with four two-goal games. Who knew that Patrick Marleau would contribute this much this early?

Jan 24, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates with center Joe Pavelski (8) after the goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the third period at HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks have started their season 4-0-0, which is a great start. Their next game Sunday against Vancouver, which can make their record improve to 5-0-0. The Sharks, especially Marleau and Thornton, can help this team go far into the season, and even into the playoffs. Speaking of Joe Thornton, he has netted 2 goals and assisted 9. These two can be a power force that can terrorize the rest of the league. Thomas Greiss, who played his only game against Colorado, got his first career shutout, stopping all 24 shots. Antti Niemi started three games and only allowed seven goals, blocking a total of 89 shots.

The San Jose Sharks could be the best team in California. The Los Angeles Kings have lived their glory days last season, and the Anaheim Ducks, even though Teemmu Selanne has been a powerhouse for his age, can’t seem to produce the way they used to. The way I see it, the Sharks are going to beat the other two California teams this season.

Season Prediction

The San Jose Sharks have great potential, seen in the beginning of their season, to advance into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The problem is, I don’t think they have what it takes to execute a Stanley Cup win. They could fall short in the first round after running out of steam in the season. Their goaltenders are performing very well and only have more games to prove it. The San Jose Sharks band wagon is about to get real heavy and need to be a lot larger.

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