President Woodrow Wilson was preparing for the United States' entry into World War I, and the cost of a loaf of bread was nine cents when the Ottawa Senators' Cy Denneny recorded his fourth multiple-goal game to start the season in 1917-18.

Ninety-six years later, the Sharks' Patrick Marleau has equaled that feat, becoming just the second NHL player to do so. Marleau has two goals in each of the Sharks' first four games – all wins – and leads the league with eight. His two first period power play markers were all the Sharks needed on Saturday afternoon at HP Pavilion in a 4-0 win over Colorado.

"I'll keep taking them if they keep coming, that's for sure," Marleau said.

Joe Thornton, who has an assist on six of Marleau's goals, said: "That's a long time. 100 years? What can I say? The guy is unbelievable. He's in great shape, loves to score goals, and is in the right area. All the goals are in the blue paint, so he's getting dirty scoring those goals."