Three point night for Marner sets a new career high in Leafs’ routing of Montreal: Game Highlights

As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs took care of the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. John Tavares scored twice. Mitch Marner set a new career high in points and Toronto won 7-1. Below are the highlights from the game.
Marner broke the deadlock nearly halfway into the first period. As Justin Barron sat for high-sticking, Marner ripped home his 29th goal of the year. 1-0 Leafs…

Some early magic for you, Leafs Nation 🪄
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About five minutes later the powerplay struck again. Marner made it happen for a second time. He set up Tavares in front to double Toronto’s lead…

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On the ensuing faceoff Wayne Simmonds and Michael Pezzetta dropped the gloves. Simmonds made quick work of him. Pezzetta hit the ice after a couple hard left hands from the Leafs tough guy…

Wayne Simmonds and Michael Pezzetta drop the gloves. 🥊
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Early in the second period the Habs started their comeback. Johnathan Kovacevic brought Montreal within one with a seeing eye point shot…

Johnathan Kovacevic gets one back for the Canadiens. 🎯
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A few minutes later William Nylander extend the Leafs lead back to two. Ryan O’Reilly took advantage of a Canadiens turnover and through the puck in front. Nylander deflected it past Samuel Montembeault to make it 3-1…

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Not long after the Marner show continued. He set up Michael Bunting in the slot, then finished the rebound for his 30th goal and 98th point of the season. A new career high in points…

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The Leafs connected on the powerplay for the third time in the final period. It was Tavares again. He made it 5-1…

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Auston Mathews got in on the p …

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

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