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Toronto Sun 4 hours ago

GOALS AND GOLD: Leafs historian scores with Auston Matthews collection

Piece by piece, puck by puck, Mark Fera has re-assembled each stage of Auston Matthews’ launch as the Maple Leafs scoring missile — right in Fera’s GTA rec room. With Matthews securing this season’s Rocket Richard Trophy with 41 goals, Fera shared his extensive head-to-toe Matthews memorabilia with the Sun . He hopes No. 34 will soar...
Toronto Sun 4 hours ago

Adding a dash of Nash to the Maple Leafs lineup part of playoff recipe for Keefe

The Maple Leafs’ lineup for Game 1 came into clearer focus on Sunday. In the Leafs’ first practice to prepare for the best-of-seven series against the Montreal Canadiens starting on Thursday, some of what coach Sheldon Keefe put together looked rather familiar. Winger Zach Hyman, who has not played since April 18 because of a knee injury, was back on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. ...
Toronto Star May 15, 2021
Dave Feschuk: Before NHL goals king Auston Matthews there was Gaye Stewart — 75 years ago. Why don’t Maple Leafs win more NHL awards?

Dave Feschuk: Before NHL goals king Auston Matthews there was Gaye Stewart — 75 years ago. Why don’t Maple Leafs win more NHL awards?

The Leafs have had plenty of very good players over the years, but they’ve rarely employed the undisputed best player in any significant discipline. Matthews’ surehanded performance en route to the Rocket Richard Trophy ends the drought in the goal-scoring race, but the reasons for the dearth of superlative seasons are myriad, Dave Feschuk writes.
Toronto Star May 14, 2021
Playoffs next stop for the Maple Leafs after road loss to the Jets

Playoffs next stop for the Maple Leafs after road loss to the Jets

Auston Matthews finishes with 41 goals, Mitch Marner rests in Winnipeg. The Leafs will take Saturday off before four days of preparation for Thursday’s opener of their playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena — their first post-season battle since 1979.
Toronto Sun May 14, 2021

HORNBY: Matthews is Maple Leafs' Rocket Man

Nine times, a Montreal Canadien has won the Conn Smythe Trophy, named for a very prominent member of the Maple Leafs organization. Time for a little plaque payback. Auston Matthews is about to get the first inscription of a Toronto player on the league’s goal-scoring award honouring a great of Les Glorieux, Rocket Richard. Matthews ended the...
Pension Plan Puppets May 14, 2021
GDT: for one last time in the regular season

GDT: for one last time in the regular season

OTTAWA, ON - MAY 12: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his third period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on May 12, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via This team is really good. Let’s not be scared to say it. Toronto Maple Leafs @ Winnipeg Jets - 8 PM on TSN 3 and 4 The Preview: It’s not said enough just how good this Leafs team is. A lot of other teams know it, but we don’t give our own team enough credit as Leafs fans. There’s always that caveat about blowing leads or playoff...
Toronto Star May 14, 2021
Watch: What’s your favourite Auston Matthews goal from this season? Justin Holl makes his pick

Watch: What’s your favourite Auston Matthews goal from this season? Justin Holl makes his pick

Maple Leafs defenceman Justin Holl was in awe when discussing Auston Matthews’ maturity and goal-scoring prowess and was put on the spot to pick his favourite goal so far this season.
Toronto Star May 11, 2021
The Maple Leafs’ playoff roster is something to look forward to

The Maple Leafs’ playoff roster is something to look forward to

From Zach Hyman’s pending reunion with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner to a potential fourth line for the ages, the Leafs’ first-round opponent will have a lot to deal with.
Toronto Star May 11, 2021
Watch: Auston Matthews hopes extra days before playoffs lets Leafs teammates recharge

Watch: Auston Matthews hopes extra days before playoffs lets Leafs teammates recharge

Auston Matthews talked about the Maple Leafs having four or five days off before they start the playoffs, saying the extra time off could benefit some of the roster that is recovering from injury.
Editor In Leaf May 10, 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs: Mitch Marner Doesn’t Get the Credit He Deserves

The Toronto Maple Leafs have never had a player like Auston  Matthews before. Throughout the years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have had some excellent high-level players – Sundin, Sittler, Gilmour, Kessel – but they’ve never had a generational talent on par with Gretzky, Lindros or Lemieux… that is until Auston Matthews. Matthews has scored nearly […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Mitch Marner Doesn’t Get the Credit He Deserves - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf May 9, 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Actually Getting Better

Auston Matthews is not only the most prolific goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs history, he’s also one of the best to ever play the sport. While cruising to the inevitable, his first Rocket Richard trophy, the Toronto Maple Leafs best player in franchise history scored his 40th goal of the season against the Montreal […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Actually Getting Better - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets May 8, 2021
What the Maple Leafs need to clinch first in the North Division

What the Maple Leafs need to clinch first in the North Division

TORONTO, ON - MAY 6: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammates Mitchell Marner #16, Jake Muzzin #8 and Justin Holl #3 during the third period at the Scotiabank Arena on May 6, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via A lot of stuff can be wrapped up tonight. The Toronto Maple Leafs have their first chance of clinching the North Division tonight over the rest of Canada’s NHL teams. They’ve had a comfortable lead for the majority of the season, and are out of reach from...
Toronto Star May 7, 2021
The chants came before the actual meeting in Mitch Marner-Auston Matthews relationship

The chants came before the actual meeting in Mitch Marner-Auston Matthews relationship

Marner, drafted a year earlier, was chanting his future linemate’s name the night Matthews went No. 1.
Toronto Star May 7, 2021
Watch: Marner remembers chanting ‘Auston Matthews’ at a concert during 2016 NHL Draft

Watch: Marner remembers chanting ‘Auston Matthews’ at a concert during 2016 NHL Draft

Mitch Marner recalls the first time he ever met Auston Matthews, in an elevator before the Maple Leafs drafted him, and actually jokes about chanting “Auston Matthews,” while at a concert during Auston’s Draft night, in 2016.
Sportsnet.ca May 7, 2021
Putting Auston Matthews’ achievement in perspective with Joe Bowen

Putting Auston Matthews’ achievement in perspective with Joe Bowen

The Maple Leafs’ radio voice comments on what impressed him the most from Auston Matthews’ 40-goal season during a truncated year, and if he views #34 as the greatest goal-scorer in Leafs history. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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