The Maple Leafs’ next goal this season is to finish first!

Successors to the Toronto Arenas and Toronto St. Patricks, the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the founding members of the NHL, which began playing in the 1917/18 season. On Sunday, the Maple Leafs defeated the New York Islanders 4-2 at their home Scotiabank Arena, setting two franchise records in games won and points earned. Never before in their 104-year history has a Maple Leafs team recorded 50 wins and 106 points in a single season. Their previous bests were 49 wins and 105 points in 82 games in the 2017/18 season.

“It shows us that we’re taking a step in the right direction. Of course we try to do our best every year. The records now make us feel good. We’re trying to go into the playoffs with as many points as possible. We We’re trying to get into the playoffs in first place and for that we need as many points as possible. We’re ready for anything that’s to come,” says striker Mitchell Marner and sets the bar high.

Toronto is second in the Atlantic Division, eight points behind the Florida Panthers, who have 114 points with a 54-15-6 record and a game down.

“The records mean a lot to us, it’s something special to set them up. It speaks for the team. They show what the team is capable of, that it’s really good. But they also remind us that we have to focus This team has already done some really good things and has enormous potential,” said coach Sheldon Keefe, pleased with what has been achieved so far.

The Maple Leafs have their next appearance on Tuesday at home against the Philadelphia Flyers. they then embark on an away tour, stopping at the Tampa Bay Lightning, Panthers and Washington Capitals.