Mitch Marner’s Point-Streak was snapped as Maple Leafs lost to the Rangers on Thursday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans were disappointed on Thursday night as their team fell to the New York Rangers 3-1, snapping Mitch Marner’s point-streak of 23 games.
Marner, who had been on a tear recently with 32 points in his previous 23 games, was unable to get on the scoresheet against the New York Rangers Rangers. Despite his best efforts, Marner and the rest of the Maple Leafs were unable to get more than one past Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who stopped 22 of 33 shots on goal. The Rangers only managed 20 shots on goal, a very low shooting contest.
The loss was a tough one for the Maple Leafs, who had been riding high on Marner’s hot streak, and are sitting pretty second place in the Atlantic Division behind the Bruins. Marner had been a key player for the team, providing offense and playmaking ability from the wing, leading the team in points.
Unfortunately for Marner and the Maple Leafs, the Rangers were too strong on this night. Jimmy Vesey led the way for New York with 2 goals, while Filip Chytil had the other, and Trocheck picked up 2 assists.
Marner’s 23 game point streak is a franchise record for the Maple Leafs.
In other NHL action, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos’ point-streak also came to an end on Thursday night as the Lightning beat the Blue Jackets 4-1. Stamkos managed 3 shots on goal, but couldn’t find a way onto the scoresheet. Stamkos had been on a roll recently, racking up 21 points in his previous 14 games.
Like Marner, Stamkos was unable to get on the scoresheet and Thursday marks the end of two great point streaks in the NHL.