In case you missed it, the Toronto Maple Leafs got past the San Jose Sharks by a score of 5-3 last night, thanks in large part to three assists from Mitch Marner on the evening. Marner may want to credit the Leafs’ training staff for his first period assist on John Tavares’ second goal of the evening though. While defending in the Leafs zone, Marner realized his stick was broken and sprinted to the bench for a new one. The equipment staff had one ready to go, Marner grabbed it, picked up a pass from Zach Hyman and fed it over to Tavares for a brilliant goal. Officially the goal will read “Tavares from Marner and Hyman” on the scoresheet, but we all know who the assist really goes to…
After the game Marner was all smiles yet again as he met with the media and noticed something… well let’s just say Mitchy was distracted. It seems one of the reporters used a selfie stick to get his recorder up above the media throng and Marner had quite the reaction.
Check it out:
I mean… how can you not LOVE this kid? He’s all smiles, all the time and so long as he keeps feeding Tavares for tap ins, he can smile all he wants.