With yet another goal for Auston Matthews - remember when he couldn’t score? - the Toronto Maple Leafs’ leading scorer is now riding an eight-game point streak.
He has 35 points in 38 games, five ahead of the second-place James van Riemsdyk. Twelve of those points have come in the last eight games. Really, the only shame about this is the four-game multi-point streak he was riding was snapped, as Matthews was held to but one goal against the New Jersey Devils.
A real shame, that one.
But here’s to hoping he can keep the regular point streak going. Via the Elias Sports Bureau:
He’s the first Leafs rookie to score at least one point in eight consecutive team games in one season since Daniel Marois had a streak of the same length in March 1989.
Of course, Matthews matching old Leafs records is nothing new at this point. Death, taxes, and Auston Matthews being amazing.
Though he still has quite a few games to go if he wants to match Shayne Gostisbehere’s 15-game point streak from his rookie season last year. Knock on wood!