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Auston Matthews On Pace For Achievement That Hasn't Happened In His Lifetime


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Mark Parsons
February 22, 2024  (3:12 PM)
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Auston Matthews celebrates a goal
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Auston Matthews is swiftly ascending towards becoming the most illustrious player in the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, thanks to his unparalleled ability to score goals. Beyond setting franchise records, Matthews is also chasing significant NHL milestones. Remarkably, he notched his 50th and 51st goals in just 54 games this season, a feat that is increasingly difficult in the modern era due to more athletic goalies, advanced equipment, and complex defensive systems. This achievement positioned Matthews as the fastest U.S. born player to hit 50 goals in a season and the quickest since Mario Lemieux in 1995-96. Over the past three decades, only a handful of players have reached 50 goals as rapidly, with Matthews now third on this prestigious list.
AUSTON MATTHEWS HAS 50 GOALS IN 54 GAMES! 🚨We are truly witnessing something special.

51 Goals in 54 Games Puts Matthews On Pace For Over 75 Goals

Matthews' scoring prowess is unmatched in today's NHL, especially after he became the first player in ten years to reach 60 goals in a season in 2021-22. Despite a drop to 40 goals in the following season due to injuries, he's rebounded spectacularly in 2023-24, with projections suggesting he could surpass 75 goals. Such a milestone hasn't been seen since Teemu Selanne and Alexander Mogilny each scored 76 goals in 1992-93.
This season could very well be the greatest in NHL history since the implementation of the salary cap, highlighting Matthews' extraordinary impact on the game and his potential underestimation in current sports discourse.

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