Patrick Marleau may be 37 years old, but the guy can still play puck. He's hit an incredible hot streak recently and it helped him hit a major milestone on Thursday night.
During the Sharks' contest against the Canucks in Vancouver, Marleau buried the 500th goal of his career. It came on a first-period power-play snipe that beat Canucks goalie Ryan Miller to open the scoring. The goal was Marleau's seventh over a five-game stretch -- including four in one game (ahem, one period!) against the Avalanche in late January.
It's a very proud moment for Marleau, who becomes the 45th player in league history to reach the 500-goal mark. It might make it just a little bit more special that all of those goals have come as a member of the Sharks, who drafted Marleau with the second-overall pick 19 years ago. I'd say they made a solid pick.