Marner is already breaking team records – this afternoon he tied Charlie Conacher’s franchise record for fastest goal to start a game.
Mitchell Marner scored 7 seconds into the Next Generation Game, matching the @MapleLeafs franchise record for fastest goal from the start of a game.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 3, 2019
It took just seven seconds for the Leafs to score against the Minnesota Wild this afternoon at the Next Generation game. A ferocious forecheck from the Brown-Tavares-Marner line forced the turnover and Marner was able to backhand it over Devan Dubnyk.
Mitch Marner, finally able to play hockey in front of kids his own age, scores just 7 seconds in to put Toronto up 1-0 pic.twitter.com/wjMeksMwfq
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) January 3, 2019
His fourteenth goal of the season was shortly followed by his fifteenth, scoring from a beautiful pass across the net from Tavares. Leafs are currently holding the 2-1 lead against the Wild midway through the first period.
The record was initially set by forward and Leafs legend Charlie Conacher in a game against the Bruins on February 6th, 1932.