Maple Leafs’ Marner extends point streak to 18 games, ties franchise record

Toronto Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner (16) looks to pass during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner has tied a franchise record by recording a point for the 18th game in a row on Wednesday.

Marner extended his point streak with an empty-net goal against the visiting San Jose Sharks with 1:11 left in the third period, the final goal in Toronto’s 3-1 win.

Marner matched the mark set by Darryl Sittler and Ed Olczyk. Sittler had 33 points from Jan. 26-March 8, 1978 while Olczyk had 28 points from Dec. 2, 1989-Jan. 8, 1990.

Marner now has 24 points during his streak and was named the first star in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over San Jose.

Marner has a chance to break the record on Saturday night when the Leafs face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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