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Mitch Marner’s highlight reel goal puts Leafs in the lead

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Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Mitch Marner has scored goals in back-to-back games. This comes after going eight games without a goal to start the season. His first period marker against the Vegas Golden Knights was a highlight reel move in front of the net.

Toronto grabbed a 1-0 lead as Marner took a pass from John Tavares low in the offensive zone. He spun away from Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner, eluded a check from Golden Knights rookie centre Jake Leschyshyn and deposited the puck past Lehner to the far side of the net.

Marner’s first goal of the season came as a result of tenacious forechecking against Detroit Saturday. This goal against Vegas was a bit more dependent on his elite skill level with the puck. It’s the kind of goal that should reinforce Marner’s confidence, just in case it was waning due to his slow start.

It is also an encouraging sign for the Maple Leafs to have Mitch Marner starting to produce offensively because as much as he can contribute in other ways, he is paid to put up points and for the most part that has not been a problem.

The Maple Leafs took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. They are facing a Vegas Golden Knights team that is missing a lot of quality forwards. The list includes Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone, William Karlsson, and Alex Tuch.

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