Marner extends level streak, Maple Leafs beat Penguins 4-1 |

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2022-11-27 08:35:33

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Marner prolonged his level streak to 16 video games with a aim and an help, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday evening.

Auston Matthews turned the seventh participant in group historical past with 200 profession even-strength objectives, William Nylander scored his twelfth of the season and Pontus Holmberg his second for the Maple Leafs, who’ve factors in eight straight video games and 14 of their final 16 total. Marner’s aim was his sixth of the season.

Toronto has received three straight video games and 9 of its final 13 total. The Maple Leafs are 5-0 on the street in November.

The Maple Leafs are lacking 4 regulars on protection, together with prime defenseman Morgan Rielly, however they held a 41-26 benefit in pictures. Erik Kallgren made 25 saves for his third win of the season.

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Rickard Rakell scored his ninth for the Penguins, whose five-game win streak ended. Casey DeSmith stopped 37 pictures.

Marner wanted 40 seconds to increase his level streak after he caught Pittsburgh in a foul line change and beat DeSmith on a breakaway. Marner has factored in Toronto’s first aim in every of the group’s final six video games. Toronto is 7-3-2 when it scores first.

Toronto dominated play and outshot Pittsburgh 24-6 at one level, but nonetheless held a 1-0 lead. Pittsburgh appeared to tie the sport at 7:58 of the second when the puck squeezed by means of Kallgren’s gear. Rakell battled behind Kallgren to backhand a shot throughout the road, however the play was deemed lifeless when the referee overpassed the puck, and the aim was waved off.

Lower than two minutes later, Holmberg gave the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead with a wrist shot from the slot to the glove aspect. Nylander scored from the highest of the crease 55 seconds later, growing the result in three objectives.

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Nylander scored his 149th profession aim, surpassing Hockey Corridor of Famer Borje Salming for second-most by a Swedish participant in Maple Leafs’ historical past. Salming, who was dwelling with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s illness, died Thursday at 71.


Marner is tied with Dave Andreychuk (1993-94), Babe Dye (1921-22) and John Anderson (1983-84) for the third-longest single-season level streak in franchise historical past. Darryl Sittler (1977-78) and Ed Olczyk (1989-90) share the Maple Leafs’ single-season point-streak report of 18 video games.

Marner has 5 objectives and 22 factors throughout his 16-game run.


The groups met for the third time in 15 days. Each received by a number of objectives on the street and Maple Leafs took Saturday’s sequence finale.

Toronto’s final regulation loss got here Nov. 11 in Pittsburgh.


Maple Leafs: Shut a four-game journey Monday at Detroit.

Penguins: Proceed a five-game homestand Tuesday in opposition to Carolina.


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