San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau can't explain his historically hot start to the NHL season, but he plans to ride this streak for as long as possible.

Marleau scored two goals for the fourth straight game Saturday, sparking the Sharks to a 4-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche at HP Pavilion. He joined Cy Denneny of the 1917-18 Ottawa Senators as the only players in NHL history with four multi-goal games to open a season.

"I wasn't aware of that," Marleau said after the game. "It's good that we're winning and things are going well right now. It's obviously only four games, but we'll just keep trying to build on it."

Marleau is known for going on goal-scoring binges, but not at the start of seasons. Over the first four games of his previous 14 NHL seasons, Marleau scored a combined 13 goals.

Marleau said he never could have imagined scoring two goals in four straight games to start a season.

"No, no. But I'll keep taking them if they keep coming," Marleau said. "That's for sure."