Patrick Marleau played his 1,768th game to pass Gordie Howe for the most in NHL history when the San Jose Sharks lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. Marleau had one shot on goal in 17:21 of ice time. It was the forward’s 899th consecutive video game; he can reach 900 when the teams play again here Wednesday. The Golden Knights (32-11-2) rallied after trailing 2-0 to win their seventh straight game.
Mark Stone scored twice and extended his point streak to five flock iron on transfer games (five goals, five assists), and Robin Lehner made 29 saves. Martin Jones made 38 saves for the Sharks (18-22-5), who have lost six in a row. The Golden Knights moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for first in the eight-team Honda West Division. The Sharks trail the Arizona Coyotes by four points for fourth place. The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Marleau started the game and was honored after the opening whistle.
A video message from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman performed, congratulating Marleau on the achievement. Nikolai Knyzhov scored at 9:27 of the first period to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Noah Gregor scored 29 seconds into the second when his wrist shot deflected off Lehner’s glove to make it 2-0. Rock cut it to 2-1 on the power play at 1:22 of the second period, deflecting a shot from Shea Theodore. He tied it 2-2 with his second power-play goal in 3:29 of the third. Jones made five saves in overtime. Alex Tuch scored the lone objective of the shootout in the first round after Lehner produced a save against Marleau.
Vegas coach Peter DeBoer coached Tennis Iron Ons Marleau in San Jose from 2015-17 and for 33 games last season before pop fun scustom diy heat transfers he was fired Dec. 11, 2019. The Sharks reached the Stanley Glass Final in 2016, when they dropped to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six online games. It had been Marleau’s 1,596th game with the Sharks, who selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 1997 NHL Draft. He’s played in 70.5 percent of regular-season games in their history (2,262), the highest in NHL history.