Video: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner Ties Franchise Record

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner matched some franchise history on Wednesday night against the San Jose Sharks and it wasn't until the dying seconds of the game when he pulled it off.

Marner is on a heater and had recorded points in 17 straight games leading up to the battle against the Sharks. While he had some chances early and often throughout the game to registering the record-tying point, Marner hit the post with an empty net and decided to pass during another sequence. Needless to say the entire bench was yelling 'shoot it' when Marner got the puck on his stick in the dying seconds with the net empty.

With his 18 straight game with a point, Marner matches the Maple Leafs' franchise record which was previously held by Darryl Sittler and Ed Olcyzk. Marner had this to say about the historic moment:

That was really special. That meant a lot ... It’s a special moment to have grown up in this city and have my name next to those guys.

Seeing how much Auston Matthews was enjoying the moment for Marner and cheering him on, you can tell how much Marner means to his teammates. What a moment in Toronto as most empty net goals don't ever mean this much to someone:

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