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January 27, 2013

Patrick Marleau's Historic Start

San Jose Sharks' forward Patrick Marleau is off to a historic start.

Marleau has scored two goals in each of the Shark's first four games. In doing so he has accomplished something no player has since the inaugural season of the NHL.

Marleau is the first player to start the season with back-to-back-to-back-to-back multi-goal games since Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators in 1917-18, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

ESB also reports that the last player to have a scoring streak like this, regardless of when in the season it occurred, was Alexander Mogilny. The Buffalo forward had five consecutive multi-goal games in the 1992-93 season.

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