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Marleau’s Next Goal Will Give Him Place In Infamy

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau

Patrick Marleau picked up an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs opened the playoffs with a solid 4-1 win on the road against the favored Boston Bruins. It’s the first time Toronto has held the lead over the Bruins in a Stanley Cup series since the spring of 1959.

Last spring, when the Leafs fell to Boston in a seven-game opening-round set, Marleau was one of Toronto’s stars, leading the Leafs with four goals in the series. That gave Marleau 72 goals in Stanley Cup play.

His next postseason goal will tie Marleau with Hall of Famer Dino Ciccarelli for the most playoff goals scored by a player who’s never won the Stanley Cup.

Most Playoff Goals by a Player Who’s Never Won the Stanley Cup

Player Games Goals
Dino Ciccarelli 141 73
Patrick Marleau* 185 72
Brian Propp 160 64
Cam Neely 93 57
Steve Thomas 174 54
Daniel Briere 124 53
Jeremy Roenick 154 53
Daniel Alfredsson 124 51
Rick Middleton 114 45
Joe Pavelski* 122 45

*Indicates active player

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