Marleau's Double Ties Record As Sharks Beat Avs

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San Jose's Patrick Marleau became just the second player since the NHL's inaugural 1917/18 season to score multiple goals in the first four games of the season, leading the unbeaten Sharks to a 4-0 victory over visiting Colorado on Saturday.

San Jose's Patrick Marleau became just the second player since the NHL's inaugural 1917/18 season to score multiple goals in the first four games of the season, leading the unbeaten Sharks to a 4-0 victory over visiting Colorado on Saturday.

Marleau netted two first-period power play goals to join the Ottawa Senators' Cy Denneny as the only players to achieve the feat, the NHL said on its website .

Already the league leader in goals, Marleau struck twice in 80 seconds against Colorado to take his total to eight in the first four games.

He also picked up an assist on Joe Thornton's second-period power play goal to give him 11 points this season.

Rookie defenseman Matt Irwin delivered the Sharks' other goal, also in the second period.

Sharks netminder Thomas Greiss had 24 saves in his first start of the season to record his first NHL shutout.

The Avalanche (2-2), who had won two in a row before the loss, fell to their ninth consecutive defeat on the Sharks' home ice.