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From the Branches: Patrick Marleau honoured by the Sharks

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Wow what a game last night. Who could have seen [outcome] coming?

Sharks v Maple Leafs
Who’s the Leaf in this picture from 15 years ago?
Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI

Last night Patrick Marleau made his return to San Jose, the only team he knew before leaving this summer to join the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was an emotional night as the Sharks faithful saw their one time captain and star draft pick return in colours other than teal and black.

Former Sharks stopped by, and wished him well.

Marleau was nervous about the reaction...

The team paid tribute to the star player.

After all the cheers and ovations and tears, a hockey game was played.

It was past my bedtime, but Kevin volunteered to take one for the team and recapped the game here, and the victors view of things here.

You can find the latest NHL stories and news below.

The California road trip means a lot for the Leafs. [LWOS]

Tyler Bozak should be on the block, right now. [TLN]

The Golden Knights have so many injured goalies, Oskar Dansk was the latest victim, that they’re resorting to using an emergency recall of a WHL goalie. [KOI]

Holy shit, the Coyotes won a game. [FFH]

Joe Thornton set a milestone in last night’s game. [LWOS]

Happy Halloween everyone!