Mitchell Marner continues to excel and was again the scorer for his team. He scored two goals and this is the 19th match in a row in which he continues to score. However, his team was defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4-3.
"It's cool. I grew up in this city, I love being a part of this team nowadays," Marner said, as quoted by nhl.com. "It's special to me and it's special growing up to watch this team play hockey, and now to have my name on something pretty amazing, it's hard to describe, but like I've been saying, it's not a one-man effort out there." Alex Killorn was the key man for his team's victory.
"It was really tough," Killorn said. "Going into the third, 5-on-5, I personally didn't have a ton of shifts. A lot of guys hadn't got a lot of chemistry with their lines just because we hadn't had a lot of 5-on-5 play, but in the third it kind of came alive."
Maple Leafs goalie Matt Murray thinks anyone could have won.
"I thought we deserved a better fate. That one in overtime is one I need to come up with," Murray said. "Then it could go either way in overtime, obviously. Both teams played pretty well. It just knuckled a bit, kind of handcuffed me.
Popped up at the last second and really dipped pretty hard."
Jon Cooper on the match
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper was surprised by the match. "Just way too many power plays and penalties," -Jon Cooper said. "It takes away from the flow and everything that is going on.
It just kind of disrupted everything. It was a weird game tonight, just weird. I think both coaches and staffs will look at it, and the only benefit was we got the extra point, but it was a weird game." Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe will analyze the match well.
"This is not one we are going to overthink,"-Sheldon Keefe said. "We can't give them the puck there and we need a save there. Matt knows that. He played a great game, so we'll let that one slide." Cooper is happy for Namestnikov who scored his first goal after his return.
"You could tell that was a huge exhale," Cooper said. "You felt the roof blow off a little bit when he scored that one, and the guys on the bench, everyone recognizes that, so I am really happy for him."