Sundin Has Record(s) Breaking Night

Overtakes Sittler as Leaf's all time point, goal leader
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2007 1:03 AM CDT
Toronto Maple Leafs' Alex Steen, left, gives the puck to Mats Sundin, of Sweden, after Sundin scored against the New York Islanders during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Thursday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mats Sundin cemented his place in Toronto hockey history last night, as he became the Maple Leaf's all time top goal scorer en route to the team's 8-1 battering of the Islanders, the Globe and Mail reports. Sundin's third period shot also gave him the Maple Leaf's top mark for total points. Both records were previously held by former captain Darryl Sittler.

The Swede was full of praise for the city which has suffered so long without a Stanley Cup. "My respect for the city has grown every year, and I hope they respect me more as a player,"  he said. "The way the league is now, you don't get the chance to play as long as I have with one team."