Sharks down Avalanche behind Marleau's hat trick

Patrick Marleau recorded the fourth hat trick of 1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic had three assists and Joe Thornton collected two helpers for San Jose, which has gone 11-2-1 since a 1-3-0 start to the season.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made his third consecutive start between the pipes for the Avalanche and yielded three goals on 17 shots.

Colorado, which kicked off an eight-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Friday, fell to 2-7-1 in November.