The Toronto Maple Leafs are blessed with star players who seem to be either tying or breaking franchise records at a remarkable pace.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have something special in this group, whether it’s Mitch Marner breaking Darryl Sittler and Eddie Olczyk’s record for longest home point streak or Auston Matthews breaking Wendel Clark’s rookie scoring record and Rick Vaive’s record for the number of goals in a season. There is no telling what record these players will break next.
Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals saw a few of the Leafs top stars move up on a few of the franchise’s all-time lists. For anyone who’s followed the Leafs year after year, it’s not surprising to see these players achieving what they are. The Leafs are a very talented group.
There are six things from the Leafs record books of all-time lists that saw some changes on Tuesday night. Here is a closer look at those six things and the players involved.
Toronto Maple Leafs Players Moving Up All-Time Franchise Lists
Auston Matthews scored the 140th road goal of his career, which ties Dave Keon for 4th all-time in franchise history. His goal, which came on the power play, was his 79th power play goal. That puts him in a tie with Wendel Clark for the fourth most power play goals in franchise history.
(Record info from QuantHockey.com)
William Nylander passed Phil Kessel for 19th in franchise goal scoring with his 182nd goal. Next on his list are Ron Stewart, Sid Smith, and Busher Jackson, who all had 186 goals.
Morgan Rielly recorded the 80th multi-point game of his career on Tuesday with a goal and an assist. He is now tied with Tim Horton for 4th in franchise history for multi-point games by a Leafs defenseman.
Team captain John Tavares moved into the Leafs top 30 in goal scoring and now sits tied with Bill Derlago with 158 goals. He joins Matthews, Nylander, and Mitch Marner as current Leafs, all in the top 30 on the franchise goal-scoring list.
Tavares and Nylander are the third pair of Leafs teammates to record simultaneous season-opening point streaks of at least six games. Teammates Matthews and Rielly did it during the 2017-18 season. Lorne Carr, Gus Bodnar, and Sweeney Schriner did it way back in 1944-45.
As fans, we need to enjoy the kind of career these players are having. We all want the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup, but we should also enjoy the level of talent we currently have on our team while it’s here. The Leafs will look to make more changes to the record books on Thursday when they play the Dallas Stars.