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ICYMI: William Nylander records 300th NHL point with no-look assist on Marner PPG

William Nylander is as hot as they come.

The 25-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs winger recorded a highlight-reel assist in Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers to continue his point-per-game pace in 2021–22.

Just 3:30 into the first period, Nylander connected with Mitch Marner for a beautiful power-play goal to give the Leafs a 2–0 lead.

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Despite trailing 2–0 after Marner’s goal and 3–1 after 20 minutes of play, the Rangers ultimately came back and won the game by a 6–3 score.

Nylander’s no-look helper put him up to 37 points in 37 games this season, second only to Auston Matthews on the Leafs’ scoring leaderboard. The 2014 first-round pick now has exactly 300 points (119 goals, 181 assists) in his 395-game National Hockey League career.

John Tavares picked up the secondary assist on Marner’s eighth goal of the season. Marner entered Wednesday’s game having gone the previous 100 contests without scoring a single power-play goal.

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Ilya Mikheyev and Michael Bunting also scored for the Leafs in Wednesday’s game. Ryan Reaves and Adam Fox both tallied twice for the Rangers, with Ryan Strome and Chris Kreider also scoring in the 6–3 win.

The Leafs fell to 24–10–3 with the loss. Nylander and Co. will have a chance to rebound on Saturday when they take on the New York Islanders at the brand-new UBS Arena.