December 06 2015 03:12PM
December 06 2015 08:58AM
Another day, another three goals for Mitch Marner. No big deal.
What makes Marner's second hat trick in two games (in two days) is that this time he added two assists for five points on the night. Marner now sits tied for the lead in OHL scoring with linemate Christian Dvorak, both sporting 55 points in 24 game stat lines.
So here are the three goals in order... with the first of them bringing out all the teddy bears at the Knights' annual Teddy Bear Toss. The second is shorthanded, which just goes to show how dangerous Marner is on both special teams. And my God, look at that between the legs move. The skill is off the charts.
Big stick tap to /u/imhuge on /r/leafs for the streams.
December 05 2015 08:06PM
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In the pregame, I was pretty certain the Leafs would lose tonight. I mean, one of the worst teams in the league going up one of the Western Conference's finest? Yeah, I put money on that any day.
But hey, I was wrong, and it was very fun to be wrong tonight. Toronto wins 4-1 off a two-goal performance from Nazem Kadri and a great bounceback effort from Garret Sparks.
December 05 2015 06:45PM
The Mitch Marner train is chugging at full steam this week. A night after picking up his first hat trick of the season, the 2015 Leafs first round pick is well on his way to putting up another one tonight; including this gorgeous (and shorthanded!) tally in the second period.
December 05 2015 01:06PM
For a little while there, it looked like the Toronto Maple Leafs were beginning to turn things around. Climbing out of the league basement and, dare I say, within striking distance of a wildcard position, things have since fallen apart again.
With just one win in their last six games, the Leafs are once again a bottom feeder team, dead last in the Atlantic Division and 28th in the league. If you were hoping for success this year (wait, you weren't, were you?), you're going to be disappointed.
But if you were hoping for another year dedicated to rebuilding, you got it.
And if you were hoping for another high draft pick, well, the St. Louis Blues can probably help you with that.