Patrick Marleau's game-winning, series-clinching, death-robbing, reputation-saving and all-around memorable goal in San Joses Game 7 victory over Detroit is the new standard, writes Ray Ratto.
Ryane Clowe, who was officially a game-time decision for the Sharks, will play for San Jose in Game 7, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
San Jose can wring its hands about what would be a historic collapse, or it can approach Game 7 for what it might be -- a vital link in the chain of a championship legacy. Ray Ratto puts the challenge in focus.
For those who wondered in Patrick Marleau would rise and defend his honor in the face of Jeremy Roenicks condemnation of his innards, well, you judge. No points, one shot, two blocked shots, 3 of 6 in the circle.