Marner sets Maple Leafs record with 19-game point streak

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Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner established a new franchise record by extending his point streak to 19 games with a shorthanded goal to open the scoring during Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Darryl Sittler and Ed Olczyk previously shared the record.

Player Point streak
Mitch Marner 19 games
Darryl Sittler 18 games
Ed Olczyk 18 games
Dave Andreychuk 16 games
Babe Dye 16 games
John Anderson 16 games

Marner, who grew up just outside of Toronto in Thornhill, Ontario, said that setting a record for his hometown team has a special meaning.

"I grew up in this city," he said postgame, according to The Athletic's Jonas Siegel. "I love being a part of this team nowadays. It’s special to me. It’s special growing up to watch this team play hockey and now to have my name in something - pretty amazing."

Marner added a power-play tally in the contest to help force OT and earn the Leafs a point. He's now recorded nine goals and 17 assists during the 19-game heater and paces the Leafs with 31 points on the campaign.

The streak ties Marner with nine other players for the 31st longest in NHL history. He still has a long way to go to flirt with Wayne Gretzky's league-record 51-game point streak set in 1984.

The longest point streak of the salary-cap era belongs to Patrick Kane, who tallied a goal or assist in 26 straight contests during the 2015-16 season.

Marner sets Maple Leafs record with 19-game point streak
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