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Facts and Figures: Marleau joins elite company with Sharks

Forward is fourth in NHL history to reach double figures in goals for 22nd straight season

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Patrick Marleau joined some elite NHL company by scoring two goals for the San Jose Sharks in a 4-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center on Tuesday.

The two goals gave Marleau 10 for the season, making him the fourth NHL player to reach double figures in at least 22 consecutive seasons (Gordie Howe, 24; Mark Messier, 22; Alex Delvecchio, 22).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Patrick Marleau (22) of the @SanJoseSharks joined Gordie Howe (24), Mark Messier (22) and Alex Delvecchio (22) as the fourth player in NHL history to score 10-plus goals in at least 22 consecutive seasons. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/KUDk4lvvAd

Marleau also scored his 109th game-winning goal, tying Alex Ovechkin and Brendan Shanahan for sixth in NHL history.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Patrick Marleau scored his 109th career game-winning goal to tie Alex Ovechkin and Brendan Shanahan for sixth on the NHL���s all-time list. https://t.co/a5HW8FZ65Z #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/svtw2Cu6we

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson had an assist for his 600th NHL point. He joins teammate Brent Burns (681 points; 207 goals, 474 assists) and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (655 points; 205 goals, 450 assists) as the only active defensemen to reach the milestone. Karlsson is the 11th NHL defenseman to do so in 730 games or fewer.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Erik Karlsson became the 11th defenseman in NHL history to reach the 600-point mark in 730 or fewer regular-season games. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/JaTae3hyZd

 

Canucks, Demko keep rolling at home

The Vancouver Canucks and goalie Thatcher Demko each extended a streak with a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks won their ninth in a row at home, tying the Blues (9-0-0 from Dec. 12-Jan. 13) for the longest home winning streak this season. Vancouver's team record for the longest run on home ice is 11 games set from Feb. 3-March 19, 2009.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @Canucks extended their home win streak to nine games and matched the second-longest run in franchise history set in 1992-93 (9-0-0 from Nov. 6, 1992 to Dec. 9, 1992). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/2QgHvjgB3h

Demko extended his personal point streak at home to eight games (7-0-1), passing Dan Cloutier for the longest in Canucks history (6-0-1 in 2003-04).

 

Maple Leafs filling net on road

The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their offensive success on the road this season with a 5-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

The Maple Leafs lead the NHL with an average of 3.76 goals per game on the road and have scored at least four goals in each of their past seven road games. That equals the longest single-season stretch in team history set from Oct. 27-Nov. 18, 1981 and matched from Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 1983.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @MapleLeafs have scored four or more goals in seven consecutive road games for the third time in franchise history (excluding shootout-deciding goals). The others: 7 GP from Oct. 27 ��� Nov. 18, 1981 7 GP from Oct. 5 ��� Nov. 2, 1983 #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/g0cqWiAwD5

The only teams in the past 25 years with a higher goals-per-game average on the road are the Washington Capitals (3.83 in 2009-10), Colorado Avalanche (3.78 in 1995-96) and Detroit Red Wings (3.78 in 2005-06). 

Toronto center Auston Matthews became the second player in the NHL this season to score 35 goals when he hit the empty net with 1:32 remaining in the third period. Matthews, who trails Boston's David Pastrnak (37), is the first Maple Leafs player to score at least 35 goals in his first 50 games of a season since Dave Andreychuk (39) and Wendel Clark (37) in 1993-94.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Auston Matthews became the first @MapleLeafs player to score 35-plus goals through his first 50 games of a season since Dave Andreychuk (39 in 50 GP) and Wendel Clark (37 in 50 GP) in 1993-94. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/cBK1U2BreF

 

Vasilevskiy's winning streak ends, point streak continues

Andrei Vasilevskiy saw his personal 10-game winning streak end when Jamie Benn's goal at 2:07 of overtime gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at American Airlines Center. But Vasilevskiy's point streak reached 13 when Steven Stamkos scored the tying goal with 1:26 remaining in the third period.

Vasilevskiy is 11-0-2 since his last regulation loss, 5-2 to the Capitals on Dec. 14. It's the third point streak of at least 13 games in his NHL career (13-0-1 in 2017-18 and 11-0-2 in 2018-19). He is the fifth NHL goalie with three personal point streaks of at least 13 games, joining Hockey Hall of Fame members Martin Brodeur (1996-97, 1999-00 and 2000-01), Ken Dryden (1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-79), Jacques Plante (1958-59, 1959-60 and 1961-62) and Tiny Thompson (1928-29 and twice in 1929-30).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Andrei Vasilevskiy joined Martin Brodeur, Ken Dryden, Jacques Plante and Tiny Thompson as the fifth goaltender in NHL history to register three career personal point streaks of 13-plus games. More #NHLStats: https://t.co/dbO2mSHQrW pic.twitter.com/EIwv29Jzun

 

Vrana helps Capitals to another comeback win

Jakub Vrana scored the winning goal for the second straight game in the Capitals' 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. The forward extended his point streak to nine (11 points; eight goals, three assists) and helped Washington win its fourth in a row.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: NHL's longest active point streaks:11 GP - Patrick Kane 10 GP - Mike Hoffman9 GP - @VranaJakub #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/kuCL42Jx4T

It was the Capitals' NHL-leading 17th comeback win this season. They need 11 more such victories in their final 32 games to match their single-season record of 28 set in 2015-16. Washington has led the NHL in comeback wins five times (1985-86, 1991-92, 1997-98, 2010-11, 2015-16).

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