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No Shortage of Milestones

It was a Memorable Night Against the Devils

by Ann Frazier /

Couture roofs power-play goal

NJD@SJS: Couture goes top shelf for the PPG

Logan Couture finds a loose puck in front and fires a power-play goal as Joe Thornton collects an assist for his 900th point with the Sharks

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On the scoresheet, the Sharks won 4-0 against the New Jersey Devils on Monday, November 21. But the game provided much more than just a (very fun) shutout win. It also made for a very memorable night for a number of Sharks players.

The game would have been a memorable one regardless of the score. Forward Danny O'Regan played in his first NHL game, after being called up from the San Jose Barracuda earlier that morning. O'Regan, a Boston University product, is in his first season as a professional after being drafted in 2012. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Welcome to the show, rook. @DannyORegan15

But the milestones did not stop there. Early in the first period, Patrick Marleau picked up his own rebound to score the second goal of the game. It was his 486th career goal, which makes him 48th all-time in goals. All 486 have been scored with the Sharks.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: With his 486th goal, Patrick Marleau is now 48th all-time in goals.Jumbo thinks that's pretty cool. #SJSharks

Joe Thornton added to the festivities in the second period. In a quintessential Joe Thornton pass, he bounced the puck off of Andy Greene's skate to Couture, who buried it to make the score 3-0, Sharks.

That assist was Thornton's 900th as a member of the Sharks. It also marked his 1,354th career point, which tied Brendan Shanahan for 25th all-time in points. Among active players, only Jaromir Jagr has more.

Of course, Joe Thornton hammed it up when he was shown on the video board.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: That's 900 points with the #SJSharks for Jumbo. ��

When the foghorn sounded to end the game, Martin Jones had recorded his 15th career shutout in only his 116th game played. That makes Jones the quickest active goalie to have 15 shutouts in the NHL.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: A shutout AND @sjsharkie fistbump?Great day for Martin Jones. ��

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