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“I am an idiot when I celebrate a goal”

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner has scored several goals since his NHL debut, and Tuesday’s goal against the New Jersey Devils was one of his most exciting, so much so that he wanted to share his joy with the fans at home. opposing team.

With the score at 1-1 and just over fifteen minutes left in the third period, striker stole the puck from Timo Meyer to promptly come out and beat goalkeeper Vitek Vanicek. Immediately after his bus, he saluted the spectators seated in the front rows of the Prudential Center in Newark, a gesture somewhat tinged with arrogance in the eyes of some.

“I don’t know, I’m an idiot when I celebrate a goal,” Marner said in a press briefing after his team won 4-3, when asked about the reasons for his celebrations. “I spotted some Leafs fans behind the bay window. They were burning and cheering me on. So I wanted to thank them in my own way.”

His team’s top scorer, No. 16, has totaled 23 goals and 56 assists for 79 points in 64 games this season. His offensive prowess allowed the Ontario team to settle for second place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto will host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

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