Toronto star on pace to have best season in over 30 years

Published February 20, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Hockey fans are truly living in one of the most exciting eras when it comes to individual talent. Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Nikita Kucherov, and Nathan MacKinnon just to name a few, have been spectacular to watch and have put up numbers never seen before. This season, Toronto Maple Leafs star is on the verge of doing something that hasn't been done in over 30 seasons.

Through 53 games, Auston Matthews has racked up 73 points on 49 goals and 24 assists. Matthews has been a goal scoring machine, especially since the All-Star break. In his last five games, Matthews has scored eight goals, including back-to-back hat tricks against the Flyers and Anaheim Ducks.

With 29 games left to go for Toronto, Matthews has an opportunity to accomplish a goal-scoring feat that has not been accomplished in over 30 years.

If Matthews keeps playing at the pace he has been sustaining all season for the remaining 29 games, Matthews will score 74 goals, something that has not been done since Brett Hull in 1990-91 when he scored 78 goals for the Edmonton Oilers.

Matthews will be the only person along with Alex Ovechkin to score over 70 goals in a season since the turn of the century.

Will Matthews hit 70 goals this season or is he due to cool off soon?
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Toronto star on pace to have best season in over 30 years

Will Matthews reach over 70 goals?

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