Mitchell Marner was able to extend the Leafs’ franchise points streak record to 20 on Tuesday as the team shutout the Dallas Stars, 4-0. Marner was able to notch and assist on a goal by John Tavares in the first period of the game, with just under 5 to play.
Marner fired a wrist shot from the point that caught traffic and was eventually put into the net by Tavares off the rebound. Mark Giordano also picked up a secondary assist on the milestone goal.
Marner joins a very short list of Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, and Paul Stastny as the only active NHL players who have been able to carry a 20-game point streak in their careers. Marner currently has 10 goals and 32 points in 27 games with the Maple Leafs in the 22/23 season. During Marner’s points streak, which began on Oct. 27th, he has nine goals and 18 assists.
The Stars’ Jason Robertson came into the game with a 18 game points streak himself, which was a Dallas record. Unfortunately, his streak comes to an end but he is still the NHL’s leading scorer with 23 goals.
The Maple Leafs were able to catch the back of the net three more times against the Stars, while keeping Dallas out of the scoring column. Matt Murray made a season-high 44 saves, giving the Stars their first shutout of the season.
The second goal came shortly after the first, as Austen Matthews took possession after his wrist shot and was able to circle back to score at 17:36 in the first.
Later in the second period, Sandin got a hold of a loose puck near the crease to extend the lead to 3-0 at 12:19 of the second period. The last goal came from a Kerfoot empty netter with 3:53 remaining in the game.
The Leafs will be squaring off against the Los Angeles Kings this Thursday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Kings currently sit with a record of 14-10-4, which puts them in third in the Pacific Division. LA will be coming off a 5-2 win against the Ottawa Senators but will likely be significant underdogs heading into Toronto.
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