PHILADELPHIA -- San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau will attempt to become the 83rd player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points when the Sharks (10-8-0) play the Philadelphia Flyers (6-8-4) on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, CSN-PH).
Marleau said the thought of reaching the 1,000-point milestone hasn't completely sunk in yet.
"I think it's easier to keep the focus on playing the game and playing hard, and those things usually happen," he said. "Or you get those points when you're playing hard and playing within a certain structure."
What makes Marleau's chance at history that much sweeter is he'll have done it all with one team. Selected by the Sharks with the second pick of the 1997 NHL Draft, he's the franchise's leader in games played (1,347), goals (462) and points (999), among other categories.
"That's pretty rare, to be able to have done that," he said. "It's definitely special to be all with one team."