Mitch Marner makes Leafs history
BETTING À DAY
Mitch Marner picked up a point in his 18th straight game and helped the Maple Leafs win their fifth straight game Wednesday in Toronto as they defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1.
Marner didn't look set to extend his streak, but Pierre Engvall broke a 1-1 tie, with less than three minutes left in regulation time. Marner then took advantage of the situation, the Sharks having removed their goalkeeper in favor of a sixth skater, to shoot the puck into an empty net. a Maple Leafs organization record, scoring a point for the 18th straight game. He joins Darryl Sittler and Eddie Olczyk, who shared this record. He will have the chance to set a new mark when his team visits Tampa on Saturday to face the Lightning.
Auston Matthews, at the start of the second period, scored the other goal for the winners.
In front of the cage of the crowd favorites, Ilya Samsonov made a successful return to the game, he who had been injured since the 5 November, blocking 23 of the 24 pucks aimed at him. He only yielded on a throw from Matt Nieto, just over three minutes after Matthews' success.
In addition, head coach Sheldon Keefe announced after the game that forward Calle Jarnkrok had suffered a groin injury and would have to sit out indefinitely.
Sabers get scared
In Detroit, the Buffalo Sabers squandered a three-goal lead in the third period, but they recovered in the shootout, ultimately defeating the Red Wings 5-4.
The visitors led 4-1 after 40 minutes of play, but the crowd favorites kept their hopes alive after David Perron scored.
Oskar Sundqvist then took matters into his own hands, first closing the gap to a single goal before tying the game 110 seconds later.
Third shooter in the shootout for the Sabers, Jack Quinn was the only skater to hit the target, giving his team the victory.
However, it was another young player, Dylan Cozens, who led the attack for his team during the 60 minutes regulations, shaking the ropes twice.
Senators come up against Halak
In Ottawa, the Senators tried in every way possible to unravel the mystery Jaroslav Halak, but the doorman had the last laugh and helped the New York Rangers win 3-1.
The former Montreal Canadiens masked man was nearly perfect, allowing only a goal to Shane Pinto, in the second period. Among other things, Halak closed the door to the “Sens” during three power plays.
Offensively, the Rangers took advantage of the nets of Jimmy Vesey, Barclay Goodrow and Chris Kreider, respectively in the first, second and last third .