Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks scored career playoff points Nos. 100 and 101 in Tuesday's Game 3 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings, per the San Jose Mercury News. Point No. 100 came on an assist to teammate Matt Nieto at the 9:17 mark in the second period, while point No. 101 came on a game-winning goal 6:20 into overtime, propelling the Sharks to victory.
Marleau thus became the 89th player in NHL history to accumulate 100 playoff points, doing so after teammate Joe Thornton reached the mark at 3:16 in the first period on an assist to Brett Burns.
Marleau's 101st point wasn't the prettiest goal you'll ever see, but it gave the Sharks a commanding 3-0 series lead and pulled the 34-year-old winger into a three-way tie for 81st place on the all-time playoff points list. Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin made it a four-way tie Wednesday night, scoring his 101st playoff point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Marleau is tied for ninth place among active playoff points leaders, just behind the Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk (104 points). Jaromir Jagr (199) tops the leaderboard, although his New Jersey Devils failed to make the postseason this year.
Marleau has now appeared in 143 NHL playoff games, tallying 60 goals and 41 helpers in that span. With his Sharks up 3-0 on the Kings, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy finalist should have plenty of opportunities to build on his current totals as the 2013-14 postseason progresses.
Marleau—who was drafted second overall in the 1997 NHL entry draft—has enjoyed a successful 16-year career spent entirely with the Sharks, racking up 931 points (including 437 goals) over 1,247 regular-season games. So far, however, he has yet to hoist the Stanley Cup.
All statistics are courtesy of NHL.com unless otherwise specified.
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