The Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner extended his scoring streak to 18 consecutive games when he scored the third goal in the Maple Leafs’ 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. In addition to being on his career-high scoring streak, Marner has also tied with Toronto’s franchise record.
By scoring in 18 consecutive games, Marner has drawn level with the streaks set by Darryl Sittler (in 1977-78) and Eddie Olczyk (in 1989-90). Marner’s hot streak comes after what was a relatively slow start to the season when he scored five points in seven games.
Marner now has at least one point in 23 of 25 games this season, along with a team-leading 22 assists. Since debuting in the NHL during the 2016-17 season, Marner has scored more than twice as many assists as goals in each season. In addition, Marner has made the most passes to the slot in the league this season, with an average of 3.62 per game.
“It’s a cool thing, but nothing’s every achievable by yourself,” Marner said of his feat. “It’s always kudos to your teammates and it’s always a lot of love to those guys in making plays and finding me in open ice.”