Toronto publication openly mocks Leafs' Mitch Marner

Marner is no stranger to facing criticism for his play in the postseason.

Michael W.

While the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to even up their Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins thanks to goals from John Tavares and Auston Matthews, one player who has yet to make an appearance on the scoresheet through the first two games is Mitch Marner. 

Held without a point so far in the young postseason, Marner drew the wrath of The Toronto Sun, who depicted him as the "Invisible Man" on the front of their latest publication:

When asked about how his line can boost their offensive output, Marner explained that he and his linemates have been focused on playing a defensively responsible game against a talented opponent. 

"We're trying to be responsible," Marner responded. "Obviously, we're matched up with a very good line on the other side that can really make you pay if you give them odd-man rushes or chances."

"Trying to find that medium of playing more O-zone, more cycles, trying to get pucks around the net, but at the same time making sure we're doing it in a safe way," Marner said. 

However, don't expect Marner to stray away from trusting the process that made him a top performer for the Leafs during the regular season.

"You always know you're going to get a lot more cameras in here when playoffs come around and you can see it," he said. "It's about doing the same thing you've done all year and trusting your team and yourself."

The Leafs and Bruins will renew their rivalry tonight for Game 3 at Scotiabank Arena, which starts at 7:00 PM EST. 

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Source: TSN