Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews scores 42 nd goal, keeps pace with Bruins’ David Pastrnak

Simply a couple of brief hours after Boston Bruins’ David Pastrnak took the lead in the Rocket Richard Trophy race, Auston Matthews stated, “hold on there, Pasta”– and matched him atop the leaderboard yet once again.

Pastrnak scored his 42 nd at TD Garden in his team’s 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on a clever rush and meal from linemate Brad Marchand.

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However then, in the first duration of the current edition of the ‘Fight of Ontario’– a tilt in between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators– Matthews ferreted out the puck in the left circle prior to tickling the twine. His fast shot squeezed in between the wickets of novice netminder Marcus Hogberg to offer the Leafs a 1-0 lead.

Matthews potted his 41 st on Thursday and with Saturday’s tally, now has 5 objectives in his last 6games Remarkably, No. 42 is just the 12 th goal the Leafs forward has actually scored on the roadway and Zach Hyman’s main help significant the 3rd time he made the first assistant.

The 2016 first- total choice continues to develop on a profession year; he scored 40 in his novice season. He now has 70 points in 59 games on the season and is the first Toronto gamer to strike that number in 59 games or less considering that Hall of Famer Mats Sundin did so in 57 games in 1996-97

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