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4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT, November 30, 2022
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario  Attendance: 18,679

As Sharks visit, Mitchell Marner goes for Maple Leafs' record

San Jose Sharks at Toronto Maple Leafs

  1. The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs, 4-3 in overtime, in San Jose on October 27. That victory has the Sharks back on top in the all-time series between San Jose and Toronto, 26 wins to 25, with five other games ending tied.
  2. San Jose scored three third-period goals in its 4-0 win over the Canadiens in Montreal last night. The Sharks scored only one third-period goal in their first 10 games this season but they've scored 25 in 15 games since then, with at least one in all but one of those games.
  3. Kaapo Kahkonen recorded his first shutout for the Sharks and the third shutout of his NHL career with a 4-0 win at Montreal last night. Kahkonen entered that game with the second lowest save percentage in the NHL this season among qualifying goaltenders (.871).
  4. The Maple Leafs' nine-game point streak (7-0-2) is the longest current point streak in the NHL and Toronto's longest since late in the 2020-21 season (nine games, April 22-May 12).
  5. Auston Matthews has scored 10 goals in the 10 games he's played against the Sharks, with at least one goal in every game except San Jose's 5-3 win on Oct. 22, 2021, which was the team's last visit to Toronto.
  6. William Nylander has scored nine goals in 12 games since November 6, which ties him with Logan Couture for second most in the NHL over that span, behind Jason Robertson (11). Nylander's goal in Toronto's win at Detroit on Monday was the 150th goal of his NHL career.
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Mitchell Marner will try to match the Toronto Maple Leafs' record of 18 straight games with at least one point Wednesday night against the visiting San Jose Sharks.

Marner scored in the Maple Leafs' 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday as the Leafs completed a 4-0-0 road trip.

The Sharks opened their own four-game trip Tuesday night with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

During his 17-game points streak, Marner has six goals and 17 assists. Darryl Sittler (Jan. 26 to March 8, 1978) and Eddie Olczyk (Dec. 2, 1989, to Jan. 8, 1990) each had 18-game point streaks, the longest in Maple Leafs history.

"It's a hard league, man," Marner said. "I'm not expecting this every night. It's more important (to get) wins; that's what we have been doing, and that's why this feels great.

"Nothing is ever achievable in this game by yourself. It's always kudos to your teammates. I'm trying to find spots where I can get the puck in my hands to make plays and try to find people in open ice."

Matt Murray made a season-high 42 saves Monday against the Red Wings.

"This was not our best game of the trip -- credit to Detroit," Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. "They made life hard on us to get out of our zone, but our goaltending was outstanding again. We defended way too much, but especially in periods 2 and 3, we did not give up the big chance. The guys did a good job of allowing Matt to see the puck."

The Maple Leafs have been coping well with injuries to defensemen Morgan Rielly (knee), TJ Brodie (oblique) and Jake Muzzin (neck).

"The team game is making everybody better," Keefe said. "There are a lot of teams that deal with a lot of injuries and find a way to win. We're a good enough team that we're going to find our way on the right side of it."

The Sharks placed goaltender James Reimer (lower-body injury) on injured reserve Monday and recalled forward Jeffrey Viel from the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. Viel played seven minutes, 22 seconds on Tuesday with no points and one minor penalty.

Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 28 shots in Montreal to earn his third career shutout. Kahkonen has a 3-5-2 record with an .884 save percentage.

"That's great, but it also tells a lot about the way we played as a team tonight," Kahkonen told NBC Sports California about his first Sharks shutout. "Huge blocks, huge kills, good sticks on the (penalty kill), taking away seams and boxing out guys so I could see pucks."

The Sharks won for just the second time in their past seven games (2-4-1).

"We needed (the win)," Sharks coach David Quinn said. "Obviously, it was a funny game. We haven't had that type of game in a long time, so special teams were huge, our penalty kill was huge."

Aaron Dell, recalled from the Barracuda last weekend, was the backup goaltender on Tuesday.

Center Nico Sturm (head) and defensemen Mario Ferraro (lower-body injury) are also on IR.

--Field Level Media

Updated November 30, 2022