Marner extends streak to 17 games, Leafs beat Red Wings 4-2

Josh Marano
FiredUp Network Sports Writer

@Joshmarano88

Monday, November 28, 2022


The Toronto Maple Leafs extend their win streak to four with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings, snapping the Red Wings four game win streak.

 

Toronto closes out their road trip going a perfect 4-0 while going 6-0 on the road in November. They go 10-1-3 in the month with their last game Wednesday. They have at least one point in nine straight.

 

Moritz Seider opened the scoring on a scramble in the crease. The puck got behind Murray after Dominik Kubalik threw a couple shots on net. The first two shots Matt Murray saw.

 

Four minutes later Auston Matthews tied it up with his patented wrister. Maybe all he needed to get off his “slump” was a forehand shot, which he scored on Saturday against the Penguins. He’s scored in back-to-back games for the first time since the end of October.

 

Matthews added an assist as well, giving him five points in his last two games.

 

William Nylander scored on the powerplay not one minute later to give the Buds the lead. The powerplay went 0-11 prior to this over the road trip.

 

Nylander’s goal was his 150th.

 

The Leafs took a 2-1 lead into the second period but that lasted just 52 seconds.

 

Mitch Marner pranced into the centre of the ice in the Detroit zone and beat Ville Husso under the arm to extend his point streak to 17 games, scoring in three straight.

 

Marner now holds sole possession of third on the all-time point streak leaders for the Maple Leafs, trailing just Daryll Sittler and Eddie Olczyk who sit at 18. Marner has a point in 22 of 24 games this season.

 

Rasmus Sandin put the team up with a shot from the point that fooled Husso to give the Leafs a 4-1 lead. Sandin’s first of the season was all for Husso, he was pulled for Alex Nedeljkovic. Husso allowed four goals on 13 shots, Nedeljkovic stopped all 12 shots he saw.

 

Adam Erne scored the only goal in the third period off a tipped shot from Seider but that’s all they would get, and the Leafs hold on to win 4-2.

 

Murray had a solid night in net stopping a season high 41 shots. He wins his fourth straight and moves to 5-1-1 on the year. With Ilya Samsonov set to return soon, it seems like it’s up to Murray to keep his job as the starter. He is making  it very hard to take away.

 

The Leafs return home to host the San Jose Sharks to close out a strong month.

 

TOR Scoring: Matthews (11), Nylander PP (13), Marner (7), Sandin (1)

 

DET Scoring: Seider (2), Erne (3)