When the Leafs take a penalty, Leafs Nation rightfully gets nervous. The Bruins opened the scoring in the first period on the man advantage and then, early in the second, got another chance on the power play.
But just a few seconds into the power play, Mitch Marner got sprung on a breakaway. He slowed down just enough to allow Jake DeBrusk time to catch up and drag him down. For his efforts, Marner was awarded a penalty shot.
And he delivered…
— x – The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) April 12, 2019
Here’s another look…
Mitch Marner joined Mats Sundin (Game 4 of 1999 CF) as just the second player in @MapleLeafs franchise history to score a penalty-shot goal in the postseason. #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/LAJL1jhcn4
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 12, 2019
Let’s see that one more time…
Marner fakes out Rask on the penalty shot pic.twitter.com/3cniWpHSE9
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 12, 2019
It was Marner’s second goal of the game, as he got the Leafs on the board when the Leafs were down 1-0 in the first period…
Marner. Equalizer. We've got ourselves a game!
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 11, 2019
With the penalty shot goal, Marner became the second-ever Leaf to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs. The only ever time it happened was all the way back in 1999 when Mats Sundin scored on a penalty shot in the Conference Final on Dominik Hasek. Atta boy, Mitchy!