Mitchell Marner, the key player of his team in the 7:4 victory

"The last eight minutes of that period, not our finest hour,"-Jay Woodcroft said

by Sead Dedovic
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Mitchell Marner, the key player of his team in the 7:4 victory

Toronto Maple Leafs achieved a great victory 7:4 vs Edmonton Oilers. Mitchell Marner was one of the best in his team with a goal and three assists. "How it happened in Edmonton, we weren't happy with that game (a 5-2 loss on March 1), how we played, the score and everything with it," Marner said, as quoted by nhl.com "We just wanted to be a lot better tonight, and I think we did that." Oiler coach Jay Woodcroft believes that his team tried to impose the tempo and get chances, but it was not enough.

"The last eight minutes of that period, not our finest hour,"-Jay Woodcroft said. "Certainly situations within our control. We thought we got away from playing simple. We tried to pass through people and they're good team, they had good sticks and I just saw a lot of self-inflicted wounds during that little time frame there."

Mitchell Marner and his goal

Marner brilliantly intercepted the opponent's pass and scored a goal.

"I just tried to put pressure, realized it was a forward and tried to make him feel uncomfortable and read the play, and lucky enough I was able to do so," Marner said. Nylander is happy with his team's victory, but he is especially happy with Marner, who showed that he is a phenomenal player.

"We just kept getting turnovers and Mitch made some nice plays to get the puck and take the puck from them and score some big goals," Nylander said. "Just the way he reads the play on both of those, he was trying to make the guy make the play, and he read it so perfectly.

With [his goal] and the play he passed it to me, he just took everything and took over the game for us." The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a great motive in the upcoming matches. Their form can make fans and coaches happy. They show that there is really great chemistry and quality within the team.

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