Maple Leafs right winger Mitch Marner records second career hat trick

Mitch Marner (Nick Barden, Wikimedia Commons)

Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Mitch Marner of Markham, Ontario recorded his second career National Hockey League hat trick on Thursday. He accomplished the feat in a 4-3 Maple Leafs shootout win over the Seattle Kraken at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.

Marner opened the scoring at 6:34 of the first period on the power-play from William Nylander and Auston Matthews. He then put the Maple Leafs up 2-0 from Conor Timmins of St. Catharines, Ontario and Matthews at the 21 second mark of the second period. Marner’s hat trick then came with three minutes and 59 seconds left in the second period from Jake McCabe. Marner and Matthews then scored for the Maple Leafs in the shootout.

Marner’s first NHL hat trick came on February 26, 2022. It was in a 10-7 Maple Leafs win over the Detroit Red Wings.

In 2023-24, Marner has eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 21 games. He is a -1 with 10 penalty minutes, eight power-play points, one game-winning goal, 49 shots on goal, 20 blocked shots, 19 hits, 14 takeaways, and 17 giveaways. Marner’s game-winning goal came on October 26 in a 4-1 Maple Leafs win over the Dallas Stars. Marner scored from Matthews and Calle Jarnkrok at 18:07 of the second period.

With the win, the Maple Leafs improve to a record of 12 wins, six regulation losses and three losses in extra time. They have 27 points and are in third place in the Atlantic Division.

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