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Maple Leafs have 3 streaks and a franchise record on the line tonight.

A big night for the Leafs.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in what would ordinarily be a pretty typical regular season game, but this one will have a little extra something special to it for the Maple Leafs.

In total the Leafs will be putting 3 of their streaks on the line after they have had a great run of form over the last several games, and one of those streaks includes the potential to set a new franchise record.

The Leafs will of course be defending their 5 game win streak coming into tonight's game but they will also be defending a 10 game point streak after putting together a run of 8-0-2. That they will have to do so against one of their main rivals in the Atlantic Division only adds to the stakes of tonight's contest at Amalie Arena.

The man of the hour though will of course be Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Mitch Marner, who tonight could cement his name in Maple Leafs history. Thanks to an empty net goal against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, Marner tied the Maple Leafs franchise record for consecutive games with a point at 18. That put him on an ultra-exclusive list of 3 names alongside fellow Leafs greats Eddie Olczyk and Darryl Sittler, but on Saturday night Marner has a chance to set an entirely new record for the Maple Leafs, surpassing even those legends of the past.

If you're rooting for Marner to make it happen you may have good reason to hope. Historically Marner has been very good against the Lightning with 4 goals and 12 assists for a total of 16 points in 18 career games against the Lightning in the regular season.

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