Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner are expected to skate on the same line — long considered forbidden fruit by the Leafs — when the Capitals pay a visit on Wednesday night. Article Continued BelowAnd there are informed observers in Leafland who’ve long insisted that the only thing keeping Matthews and Marner apart was The Taskmaster. Said Matthews of Marner: “He’s obviously a special player … Just get open and he’ll probably find you.” Said Marner of Matthews: “Everyone knows how good his shot is. “Mitch oftentimes is pretty infectious with his work ethic and his skill and the way he’s able to drive the play. “The biggest challenge when you play with Mitchy — and I’ve been playing him against the best players all the time — you’ve got to play against the best players.
Source: thestar January 22, 2019 02:21 UTC