Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner made sure to soak in the moment as he made team history Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks.
Marner matched the franchise point record in his 18th consecutive game when his empty-net goal tied Darryl Sittler and Ed Olcyzk atop the list, leading to a standing ovation from the Toronto crowd.
"That was really special," Marner said, according to Sports Illustrated's Mike Stephens. "That meant a lot ... It’s a special moment to have grown up in this city and have my name next to those guys."
Marner's moment didn't come without obstacles. While up a goal in the dying minutes, he had a pass to Michael Bunting intercepted and then missed his first look at the yawning cage before finally converting with 1:11 left on the clock.