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Marleau picked up an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Jets.

The assist snapped a nine-game pointless streak for the forward, a development unforeseen after he produced 27 points over his first 31 games. He's still gone without a goal since Dec. 6, but his six shot attempts Monday -- which tied a season high -- offer hope that drought may soon come to an end.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 3 Months

Marleau extended his point streak to six games Tuesday, grabbing two assists -- one on the power play -- in a 5-2 win over Edmonton.

Marleau just keeps on finding the scoresheet with regularity, though he's been doing it in a more Joe Thornton-like manner, playing dishmaster with just a single goal and eight assists over the course of these six games.

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Marleau assisted on San Jose's only goal in Sunday's loss to Edmonton.

Marleau isn't scoring at the rate we expect from the aging forward, but he's on pace for 51 assists. Marleau isn't producing the way we normally expect him to, but he's producing.

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Marleau scored the game-winner in Saturday's match against Calgary.

That's only Marleau's second even strength goal in the last 23 games. He's only got three goals over that stretch at all. Marleau is not reaching the goal-scoring levels owners expect. He's bound to turn it around a bit, but after scoring 33 goals last year, it's concerning that he's on pace to score just 21. However, he's on pace to nearly double his assist total from last season.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 3 Months

Marleau gathered two assists in Thursday's win over the Bruins.

Marleau has racked up five assists over his last three games, doing well to recover from a streak of five contests without a point in November. With 23 points in 27 games this season, he looks poised to again threaten the 70-point mark.

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Marleau collected a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Ducks.

After a recent five-game scoring drought, Marleau has gotten back on track with four points in his last four games. The veteran has managed six goals and 20 points in 25 games this season, to go with a minus-5 rating. While he might be challenged to match last season's 33 goals and 70 points, Marleau should still reach 20 goals and 60 points in 2014-15.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 3 Months

Marleau ended his five-game scoring slump Thursday, posting a goal and a power-play assist in a shootout loss to the Panthers.

Marleau tends to be streaky, so it's not much of a surprise to see him rattle off a bunch of points at a time, then fall into a skid. While things have been rough lately, it's quite possible that the two-point night is the start of a new hot streak for the veteran forward.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 3 Months

Marleau didn't add any offense in Tuesday's loss to Buffalo, putting his scoreless streak at five games.

Marleau was called out, though not by name, in coach Todd McLellan's post-game comments. Marleau hasn't scored an even strength goal in 16 games and has only one power play goal in that stretch. Marleau burst out of the gate with four goals in the season's opening five games, but has struggled since then.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 4 Months

Marleau scored his fifth goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's win over Dallas.

Marleau has maintained a point-per-game pace this season, producing 15 point sin 15 games, to go with a plus-2 rating. At 35 years of age, the veteran top-liner has shown no signs of slowing down. Keep him rolling.

Patrick Marleau LW SAN 4 Months

Marleau dished out two assists and had five shots on goal in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

What a great first 10 games for Marleau, who is tied for second in league scoring with 12 points. Two of his four goals this season have been on the power play, with one of those being a game-winner. Although he is now 35 years of age, Marleau shows no sign of slowing down, with another 70-point season being a definite possibility.