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Others Join Marleau In The ‘Hot’ Category

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

Marleau has six 30-goal seasons, with a high of 44 in 2009-10. Through five games this season, he's on a pace for 86 in this abbreviated 48-game season. That's not likely, but he's already more than a quarter of the way to passing Peter Bondra's League-leading total of 34 goals in 1994-95, the last time the NHL schedule was limited to 48 games.

Five up -- Five other players who are off to a hot start:

Joe Thornton -- Marleau's brilliance hasn't been a solo act. Most of his goals have come on setups from Thornton, the Sharks' No. 1 center, who's off to a fast start of his own. Thornton leads the NHL with 10 assists and shares the lead in points with Marleau at 13.

Martin St. Louis -- The 2004 NHL MVP shows no signs of slowing down at age 37. St. Louis has 11 points in Tampa Bay's first five games, including a four-assist performance in Sunday's 5-1 win against Philadelphia.

read on plus five who are not 'hot' and games to watch...

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petshark's avatar

Phew.  Glad they told me to watch that Islanders at Penguins game Tuesday.  I mean that game is bound to be suspenseful! Smh.  They should make that section title “Games on our channels.”

Posted by petshark from Nor Cal, and on Twitter @petshark47 on 01/28/13 at 02:56 PM ET

petshark's avatar

Wait, Sharks Tues game is on NHLN too? I guess it should be “Games on our channels that start before the right coast goes to bed.”

Posted by petshark from Nor Cal, and on Twitter @petshark47 on 01/28/13 at 02:59 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Why FFS do NHLN games get blacked out on gamecenter? That’s some seriously crazy stuff.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/28/13 at 04:25 PM ET

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