5.12: Patrick Marleau on Chronicle Live
Sharks Winger Patrick Marleau talks with Greg Papa about the Sharks' quest for the Stanley Cup.
Players like gave find out tomorrow lol you might say patty Marleau on the Sharks ranks number one in every offensive category whether it's regular season. For a post season but he may have scored the biggest goal of his career. Postseason -- regular season last Saturday to finish off the Detroit Red Wings are gonna take -- -- -- HP pavilion a very and that batting Marmol. -- joins us are getting and a ready for the Chicago Blackhawks but I do wanna go back to Saturday night -- was that the biggest goal you've ever scored the the goal you scored to put you guys up to the one late in the game on a Saturday night. Yeah I think so I think as these playoffs roll on the you know they're only gonna get vigor and but definitely that's that's been the biggest goal so far in the marker in. Look for the building up. Continued success vs. That's amazing and made at the -- lefty so wide open there but if they did a nice job getting the puck back to Joe -- Joe fed you wouldn't you. -- one time did and it and they gave us a little heater when you went down get to one knee what was what was the one knee action after the goal. Is a strand do whatever -- could be in the shot and I ended up on one knee and let's hope that's how have you been doing and maybe watch a little bit too much of practice but. We're probably benefit from watching him practice and was able to get a goal that way. Let me go through each of its first two playoff series starting with Colorado you were slow to scored thank you did not score there in -- late in game number five the five to nothing victory. You guys said you got the fifth and final goal you scored just one go to -- opening series how would you assess your play and that opening round series against Colorado -- Snake bitten I think Joe set me up a -- and a lot of good scoring chances this could find about. Things. I ever thrown five shots a game for most for I think. Four or five of the games in the but definitely a lot of chances that the various we didn't need it that serious so. You know -- to take them with a common form. It's their combined for. Yeah and then he got sick right before game number one against the red -- Jordan. You're scratch hit a lot of pundits wondered would what does he have wisely out as he had the so called playoff flu I was you scratched. But I read later on that you were quite ill tell our audience exactly. -- nature of the illness and just how tough that must've -- for you to miss that first game against the wings. -- I was I woke up or prior Austria's 330 in an hour after the started day against second and throwing up and did that two or three times and then. 230 right before the game and my third up again before heading into the rink so. Now discredited. There is it was definitely tough. It was that. Having gone through warm ups being that sick till the next time I went through warm skull felt great so I think. It's. It was deathly tough not not play in the first game but the guys to care about moving up the win. Danny -- about a game show what I thought you were very physical in that game I've played very well and of course she got the huge goal in overtime in game three it. And the winner in game five and I gotta ask you because there's so much. Constant critique of your game and also Joe's game do you got to close out the rest of the world this time of the year you. One of those guys who does read a newspaper do you put on the NHL network and hear what they're saying and NE SP -- do you still yourself off from their from the outside world lawyer why are playing in the playoffs. Yeah I pretty much still myself often. You know playoff times. Different timing here where he can you can kind of get lost in reading different articles both different teams and there's a lot of different stories out there so I I just stick to. To playing hockey in and -- both my game in planning it planning into the team. Yeah you you're never you're the only two guys left from the the squad and a 304 that went this far against Calgary. And I don't wanna put up a quote from Henrik Zetterberg what are the great players in the NHL he had this to say right after you guys finished them off. And on Saturday the Sharks have been a very good team but the past few years. That and they play smart but everytime you make the playoffs you'll learn more and more and eventually you start playing better in the playoffs they are playing smarter. And they are playing more like it seemed personal theory in the NBA Michael Jordan the Bulls had to go through that where they had to keep losing in the playoffs to figure out how to eventually. Win that did you feel like your team is more prepared to win a Stanley Cup right now that you've ever been during your Sharks career. Yeah I think so I think we've just we've been getting what we needed in the first two rounds of an in depth continuing. Different guys stepping up making and big plays and you know house line -- in the first series and in -- Joe and -- and you've got Danny Boyle are all doing different things that help the team women in the second series. And then -- making great saves so it's -- when you have a team then you go through a lot of well friends it's it's guys stepping up at different times that makes the difference and none of the key times. Guard patty thank you so much for your time that they -- done a nice and full it to say in about a months time and see if we get agenda to -- shoulders. Take care -- good luck to you and Adam. And thanks --