Marner sets Maple Leafs record with 19-game point streak
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.
|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.
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