Marner will play with newcomer John Tavares in 2018-19, reports the Toronto Star. Marner played at a 92-point pace last season once he was promoted to the second line alongside Nazem Kadri. Tavares is a shoot-first pivot, so Marner's elite vision and playmaking skills will be a perfect match. Push him up a few spots on your cheat sheet.
Marner scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-1 win over the Bruins in Game 6. His tally midway through the second period proved to be the game-winner, sending the series to a seventh game Wednesday in Boston. After being held pointless in Game 1, Marner has now found the scoresheet in five straight games, collecting two goals and eight points.
Marner garnered a helper against the Bruins in Thursday's 3-1 defeat. While Marner has been performing well -- four points in five postseason contests -- it hasn't been enough to stop the Leafs from falling into a 3-1 hole in the series. With every game now do or die for Toronto, it will need the 20-year-old to produce on a nightly basis; something he is certainly capable of when you consider he racked up 69 points in 82 regular-season outings while avoiding a sophomore slump.
Marner collected two assists in Monday's 4-2 win over the Bruins in Game 3. After being held off the scoresheet in Game 1, Marner's now posted back-to-back two-point performances. The 20-year-old should continue to see more open ice on the second line while the Boston defense works to contain Auston Matthews in Game 4 on Thursday.
Marner scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Bruins in Game 2. It has been men against boys so far in this series. Marner may have finished the season strong, but he and the Leafs have been suffering against the powerful Bruins. They head back to Toronto for Game 3 on Monday.
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