Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!
We had an exciting night last night against the Winnipeg Jets*, and Auston Matthews continued his quest to dominate the Leafs, and other, record books.
First up, Auston Matthews is the fastest player in Maple Leafs history to 600 points by reaching that number in 527 games.
He is also the 8th player to reach the 600 point mark, following his line mate Mitch Marner (608) there.
He is on pace to pretty much break almost every points record the Leafs have.
Points record is held by Mats Sundin with 987 and Matthews currently has 600.
The goals record is also Mats Sundins at 420 and Matthews is 82 goals away from there at 339.
Sundin also owns the even strength goals record of 273, and Matthews has 254 of those.
Power play goals? Sundin again with 124. Matthews has 85.
Game winners? Sundin had 79, Matthews is at 57.
Wanna toss a hat? Matthews (11) is only eight away from breaking Darryl Sittler's record of 18.
The one points record he may never break is Börje Salming's assist record of 620, but Mitch Marner may do that as he is sixth all time with 418.
Also, Matthews is the first player to reach 40 goals this season.
He's pretty good.
Here's some news to peruse.
The Leafs won last night and deprived the Winnipeg fans of their season high point.
Wayne Simmonds is done playing hockey.
Is the CHL ready to draft Russians again?
Speaking of the CHL, is moving 10 minutes down the road the cure for the Mississauga Steelheads attendance woes?
More junior hockey drama as the Alberta and BC Jr A leagues battle it out for teams.
One more record to touch on is the women's pro hockey attendance records that keep being broken. Last night's PWHL game between Montréal and Ottawa saw an attendance of 8,646, setting a new record. While that's nice for them, we all know Toronto will sell out the Scotiabank Arena and get us to nearly 20,000 fans at a game.
Alright everyone, go enjoy your day!