Auston Matthews has wowed the entire NHL in just two periods, scoring 4 goals in his first 40 minutes. They’ve all been different, and they’ve all showed off a unique aspect of his skill set. He becomes the first player ever to score 4 goals in his debut and he’s still got 20 minutes to go.
What’s been most impressive is how’s he’s handled it. After his fourth goal he celebrated like he’s scored 100 goals on this stage before.
I have a strange feeling before long I’ll go back to being irritated by the Leafs and the endless amount of coverage they get even when they play intersquad and somehow both teams still lose, but for now I’m about as big a Matthews fan as there is.
Let the NHL youth movement grab the torch!