Marner reaches 400 career points, Leafs top Kraken
SEATTLE (AP) – Mitch Marner scored one goal and added two assists, Michael Bunting had one goal and one assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs went on a two-game unbeaten streak with a 6-win 2 in front of the Seattle Kraken on Monday night.
Marner became the second player from the 2015 draft to reach 400 career points, along with Connor McDavid. It was Marner’s 17th goal of the season to give Toronto a 4-1 lead. He also assisted in Bunting’s goal in the first period and helped David Kampf score a short goal early in the third period with a stunning pass in a breakthrough.
Marner had a streak of eight points in Calgary last week in Toronto’s first stop of a three-game trip, but has had 22 points in the last 11 games. Auston Matthews added one more assist for Toronto, and Jack Campbell made 23 saves.
Seattle’s Calle Jarnkrok scored his ninth goal of the season midway through his first-ever group stage in the Toronto area. Jared McCann scored another goal in the third game, setting a career high with his 20th goal of the season.
The Maple Leafs showed their effectiveness with a 2v2 power play with the human advantage after entering the day with the best strength in the NHL, converting a 30.5% chance.
Ondrej Kase scored through strong play in the first period, redirecting Bunting’s shot past Seattle goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer. Marner’s goal came at 9:15 of the second half after a rebound.
Alexander Kerfoot opened the scoring for Toronto at 3:56 of the first half, beating Grubauer high on the block after going the previous 12 games without scoring. Jake Muzzin capped the number of points scored with his second goal of the season at 18:19 of the third installment.
Grubauer stopped eight of his 11 shots in the first half before being saved, with the ill luck of Bunting’s goal as it deflected Seattle defender Vince Dunn and caught Grubauer moving in after him. opposite direction. Grubauer was replaced by substitute Chris Driedger, who made 11 saves in the last two periods.
Seattle’s building, the Climate Pledge Arena, was built on the original site and under the original roof of the Seattle Central Arena built for the 1962 World’s Fair. And the first hockey game ever was played. playing in the building was an exhibit on September 30, 1964, between the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Totems team and the defending Stanley Cup champions Maple Leafs. Toronto won the showdown game 7-1.
Maple Leafs: Toronto returns home to host Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Kraken: Seattle opens up on a three-game road trip in Winnipeg on Thursday.
Other NHL APs: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
© 2022 Canadian Press
https://globalnews.ca/news/8620288/marner-reaches-400-career-points-leafs-top-kraken/ Marner reaches 400 career points, Leafs top Kraken