Mitchell Marner extends points streak as Leafs blank Kings

Mitchell Marner extends points streak as Leafs blank Kings

Mitchell Marner extended his points streak to 21 games with a goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Los Angeles Kings 5-0 Thursday night.Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and the seventh of his career. It was Toronto’s second straight shutout.The Maple Leafs scored four second-period goals to send them to their 13th consecutive game (10-0-3) with at least one point, three games shy of the team record.William Nylander had a goal and an assist for Toronto. Pierre Engvall, David Kampf and Auston Matthews also scored, and Michael Bunting added two assists.Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots for the Kings, who have split the first two games of a six-game road trip.Toronto’s Nicholas Robertson was helped off the ice with a possible shoulder injury at 9:19 of the first period. Matt Roy of the Kings received an interference penalty on the play. Robertson did not return.Toronto had two power plays in the first period and Los Angeles had one that extended into the second period.Toronto scored three goals one minute, six seconds apart in the second period.Engvall scored his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 5:10 on a 38-foot wrist shot. Blake Lizotte had picked up major and minor penalties for a fight with Zach Aston-Reese, who was assessed only a major.

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