Auston Matthews

Auston Matthews

Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews fired home his seventh goal of the season in Toronto's 4-2 victory over the Wild on Tuesday. He had three shots on goal and led Maple Leafs forwards in ice-time with 17:42.

Fantasy Impact: The Matthews goal scoring is continuing at an impressive rate. What's most encouraging is that the majority (5) have came at even-strength, suggesting that he's creating his own chances and not relying on the power-play. It'd be nice if he started mixing in some assists too, since he only has one so far, but you can't be disappointed if he's on your fantasy team.

 

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Auston Matthews opened the season in style with a pair of goals, including the game winner. One of the tallies came on the power-play and he fired eight shots on goal in the Maple Leafs 5-3 victory over Ottawa.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews looked great in game one, like seems to every year, as he's now totalled 11 points across four career season-opening games. Matthews saw 18:26 in ice-time and while the Leafs power-play converted on just one of five chances, you can't deny the opportunities were there, which provides reason for confidence that the Leafs will soon shape into form. This performance reinforced that Matthews is primed for a big year.

 

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Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews is reportedly facing a disorderly conduct charge from an incident in Scottsdale, Arizona back in May. The club stated that they "are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews. Auston is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities but neither he nor the club will comment further." (Source: Bob McKenzie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, the details are a bit murky on the matter at this point in time. It doesn't sound like there is major discipline forthcoming for Matthews, but this is still something worth monitoring. In any case, this is an unfortunate distraction at the beginning of what's an important season ahead for Matthews and the Maple Leafs.

 

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In his first two games of the preseason, Auston Matthews buried two goals against the Senators and one goal and an assist against the Sabres. He fired seven shots on net between the two games combined.

Fantasy Impact: Big things are expected for the 22-year-old once again, and this start presents no reason to be hesitant on your assessment of Matthews. Early on, he's been lining up with a pair of skilled Swedes, William Nylander and Andreas Johnsson, on his wings. This was something Mike Babcock shied away from last season after Nylander's contract dispute. Not to get too ahead of ourselves, but Nylander has assisted on all three of his goals so far. This could be a very beneficial relationship for all involved.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a goal 4:15 into the third period to pull the Maple Leafs to within one against the Bruins Sunday. Unfortunately for Toronto, they would lose Game Six 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has been very effective this playoff series, scoring five goals and dishing out an assist as well in the process. If Toronto is to finally exorcise their playoff demons against Boston from 2013 and 2018, Matthews is going to have to deliver once again in order for them to do so.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a power-play goal as well as provided an assist in Toronto's 3-2 Game Three victory over the Boston Bruins Monday. Toronto now leads the series 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews produced his first two points of the post-season this year, after being kept in check by the Bruins defense in Games One and Two. Matthews and company will look to seize full control of this best of seven series with a Game Four win in Toronto Wednesday night.

 

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Auston Matthews scored his 32nd goal in Toronto's 5-4 loss to Chicago Thursday. He would assist on Morgan Reilly's power play goal shortly after.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews now has goals in two straight games following a six-game goal drought. He's a must-start in all formats.

 

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Auston Matthews scored his 30th goal of the season in Toronto's 5-3 defeat of Buffalo Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews missed 14 games win injury earlier this season, but is still 10 goals off his career high of 40 goals in a season set during his rookie campaign in 2016-17.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a second period power play goal —his 29th goal of the season —as the Leafs overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Montreal 6-3 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews' 16 power play points are second highest on the Leafs. Toronto's 3.54 goals-per-game is fourth best in the NHL, but they've only scored on 21.9% of all power plays —10th most in the NHL.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a game-tying goal, his 28th on the season, though the Leafs would fall 3-2 to the Blues in overtime Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has now accrued 54 points in 45 games in the 2018-19 season.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a goal and assisted on two others as Toronto rolled Colorado 5-2 Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: That's now 25 goals and 25 assists for Matthews on the season.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a goal and an assist in Toronto's 3-2 loss to Detroit Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews' 22 goals are second most on the Leafs behind only John Tavares (30).

 

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Auston Matthews chipped in a goal and two assists in Toronto's 5-0 drubbing of the Canucks Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: The goal snaps a five game goalless streak for Matthews, tying his longest drought which occurred in October. Matthews still has a 100 point season in sight.

 

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Auston Matthews scored two goals and added two assists in Toronto's 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Leafs have now scored 13 goals in their last two games, with Matthews himself chipping in three goals and three helpers.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a goal and an assist in Toronto's 7-2 victory over New Jersey Tuesday night, snapping a three-game goalless streak.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has now notched 7 goals and 29 points in 20 games this season.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a third period goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs fell 6-3 in Boston to the Bruins Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has racked up 10 points in all five games since missing 14 games with a shoulder injury.

 

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Auston Matthews scored the game's first goal —and the last— an overtime winner, as the Leafs defeated the Sabres 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews also assisted on a third period game tying goal by Patrick Marleau. Matthews hasn't missed a beat since missing 14 games with a shoulder injury. The Maple Leafs have now won five straight. Their 20-8-0 record represents the club's best start in 84 years.

 

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Auston Matthews stays hot

Sun, Dec 2nd 8:57am EST
By John Pritchard

Auston Matthews scored a power play goal in Toronto's 5-3 win over Minnesota Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was just Matthews second game back —and second on the scoresheet —since missing 14 games with a left shoulder injury. He's clearly showing no ill-effects.

 

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Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return to the Maple Leafs lineup after missing 14 games with a left-shoulder injury. Toronto defeated San Jose 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: So much for taking a couple games to shake the dust off —Matthews picks up right where he left off. That's 12 goals and 19 points in just 12 games for Matthews, who will hopefully avoid the injury bug for a while.

 

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Auston Matthews picked up right where he left off before his injury, scoring two goals and picking up an assist in the win against San Jose on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews did not show any signs of rust last night, and can be safely plugged back into all lineups.

 

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CBC Canada is reporting that Auston Matthews will return to the starting lineup tonight in Toronto when the Leafs face-off against the San Jose Sharks. (Source: CBC Canada)

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has missed 14 games with a left-shoulder injury, a span in which which the Leafs when 9-5-0. Matthews had 10 goals and 16 points through 11 games before his October 27th injury. Time to get him off IR and back in your lineup.

 

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Auston Matthews (left-shoulder) has been out since October 27th, but could return some time in the next week or so, according to TSN's Mark Masters. (Source: TSN)

Fantasy Impact: "There's no timeline here yet and we'll just keep on keeping on. There's no sense rushing him back," said Leafs coach Mike Babcock. Matthews missed four weeks in the 2017-18 campaign with a right shoulder injury. Toronto has averaged 3.50 average goals for this season, even without Matthews for the last 12 games.

 

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Auston Matthews will miss at least four weeks with a right shoulder injury. He will not require surgery. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Owners can store the 21-year-old center injured reserve as he battles back from a ferocious, albeit clean hit from Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba this past Saturday.Based on a minimum four-week timeline, Matthews will miss at least 13 games. Keep an eye here for updates on his status.

 

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Auston Matthews left Toronto's 3-2 win over Winnipeg Saturday night in the second period with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets Jacob Trouba poleaxed Matthews' in the left shoulder with a clean check in front of the Winnipeg net. Mathews skated back to the bench in what looked like a considerable amount of pain. Consider him day-to-day now until more is known about the severity of the injury. It's a potentially huge blow for fantasy owners — Matthews' entered the game with a league-leading 10 goals.

 

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Auston Matthews notched two assists in the Maple Leafs 4-1 home win against the Kings Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews' 16 points leads the NHL. He's one of four Maple Leafs who are currently among the NHL's Top 10 in points.

 

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Auston Matthews scored his league-leading 10th goal Saturday night in Toronto's 4-1 win at Washington.

Fantasy Impact: That's 10 goals in six games for Toronto's star forward, who added an assist for good measure. Matthews start to the 2017-18 season has been all-time stuff.

 

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Auston Matthews scored two power play goals in Toronto's 5-3 victory in Detroit Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has a league-leading nine goals in five games, leading a Leafs scoring machine that has started the year with staggering numbers. Entering Friday, four Maple Leafs hold the top four positions in NHL player points.

 

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Auston Matthews got his sixth and seventh goal of the year against Dallas. He now has ten points on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews is on fire right now, and with the talent that is around him, he could lead the NHL in points by seasons end.

 

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Auston Matthews scored twice in Toronto's high-scoring 7-6 overtime win in Chicago Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Auston Matthews is tied for the league in goals at the outset of the season with five. Toronto is off to a 3-1 start, but has had to outwork opponents at every turn having allowed as many total goals (13) as they've scored as a club.

 

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Auston Matthews scored his third goal of the year in Saturday's 5-3 Leafs loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews' assist on Mitch Marner's late second period goal tied the game at 3-apiece, but the Sens would go on to score twice in the third. Matthews' three goals leads all Leafs skaters on the young season.

 

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Auston Matthews scored two goals in the Maple Leafs 3-2 overtime win against the Canadiens on Opening Night.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews notched the Leafs first goal of the season to tie the game at one on first period power play, then scored the game winner in overtime. Safe to say Matthews is poised to surpass his 34-goal campaign of 2017-18.

 

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It was hard to tell which was the faster bullet —the strength of the pass from Mitchell Marner to set it up, or the shot by Matthews himself.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews also notched an assist in Toronto's 5-3 win, their fifth of the preseason. It's merely stating the obvious that his offensive prowess makes him a Top 10 pick in any format.

 

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Austin Matthews scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, as Toronto beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday. He also won nine of 13 face-offs (69%), and earned a plus-two rating.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has been nothing short of sensational at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. He has scored at least a point in each of Toronto's first five games, compiling eight points (five goals, three assists) and earning a plus-seven rating. The 20-year-old phenom possesses all the necessary skills to be one of the greats in the NHL. An 80-plus point season is not unrealistic, and by season's end he should be among the league's leaders in goals scored.

 

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Auston Matthews scored a goal during Toronto's 6-2 preseason loss to Ottawa. It was the first preseason game for both teams.

Fantasy Impact: As a rookie last season, Matthews scored 40 goals and had 29 assists while playing in 80 games. It's not easy to score 40 goals in the NHL but Matthews has the skills and a good young team to help him reach and maybe even exceed those numbers during this his sophomore season.

 

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Matthews scored two goals and added an assist in the Maple Leafs 5-4 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He finished the night with a team high six shots on net and a minus-one rating in over 16 and a half minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has now extended his point streak to eight games, scoring seven goals and adding four assists over that span. The 19-year old has now tied the Leafs rookie record for points and will look to break it tomorrow versus the Sabres.

 

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Matthews scored the first goal for the Maple Leafs in their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. He finished his night with three shots on net and an even rating in just under 18 and a half minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: With his 35th goal last night, Matthews is now the sole owner of the Leafs rookie goal scoring record, which was previously set by Wendel Clark back in the 1985-1986 NHL season. With just a handful of games left, Matthews now has the rookie lead for most goals as well as most points with 62 points in 75 games played.

 

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Matthews scored the Maple Leafs only goal in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. He finished his night with three shots on net and a minus-one rating in over 18 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was a much needed goal for Matthews who ended his seven game goal drought. In 70 games played this season, he has 32 goals and 24 assists.

 

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Matthews scored both goals for the Maple Leafs in the team's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. He ended his night with a whopping seven shots on net and a plus-two rating in just under 18 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: With his two goals last night, Matthews now has eight points in his last five games. The 19 year old has been having an unbelievable season for the Maple Leafs with 30 goals and 24 assists in 61 games played.

 

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Matthews assisted on three of the Maple Leafs six goals in their 6-5 win over the Boston Bruins yesterday. He also added three shots on goal and finished the game with a plus-one rating in over 16 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was a solid outing for the Leafs rookie who was held off the score sheet over the past three games. Matthews now has 23 goals and 19 assists in 50 games played this season.

 

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Matthews scored the Leafs third goal of the game in their 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night. He ended his night with over 17 minutes of ice time, a team-high five shots on goal and a plus-one rating.

Fantasy Impact: This marks goal number 22 on the season for the dynamic rookie. Matthews continues to thrive in his first year in the NHL with 38 points in 42 games.

 

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Matthews tallied two assists in what would eventually be an overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: After just being named the NHL rookie of the month for December, Matthews continued to add to his point streak of seven games with two assists against the Capitals. Matthews continues to emerge as one of the top offense threats on a very young but very talented Maple Leafs team.

 

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Matthews tipped in a shot for his 15th goal of the season for the game's first goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite option in dynasty and only slightly less elite in redraft.,

 

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Matthews scored an early power play goal to give them a 1-0 lead, and later was called for a double-minor for 4 PIM.

Fantasy Impact: He is a great redraft option and an elite longer-term prize.

 

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Matthews assisted on the first Toronto goal and then scored a power play goal later to give Toronto a 2-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: He is an amazing talent who is incredibly desirable in long-term leagues and a good option in a redraft format.

 

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Matthews scored the first goal of the game in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: He is an amazing talent who is incredibly desirable in long-term leagues and a good option in a redraft format.

 

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Matthews scored a goal in the third period that tied the game at 2-2, which lasted until the shoot out.

Fantasy Impact: He is an amazing talent who is incredibly desirable in long-term leagues and a good option in a redraft format.

 

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Matthews was called for an early minor penalty and then seconds after he gets out of the penalty box, he scores the first goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: He is an amazing talent who is incredibly desirable in long-term leagues and a good option in a redraft format.

 

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Matthews scored a third period goal to make it 3-0 that would eventually be the game-winner of the 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the most exciting rookie players and while he has cold spells. so far he is producing for his owners. His upside is massive, especially in longer-term leagues.

 

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Matthews would score two goals and assist on a power-play goal, all in the first period. New Jersey would rally and end up winning the game in the shootout.

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the most exciting rookie players and while he has cold spells. so far he is producing for his owners. His upside is massive, especially in longer-term leagues.

 

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Matthews recorded an assist on the only Toronto goal, which was on the power-play

Fantasy Impact: He is one of the most exciting rookies in years and is highly coveted in long-term league.

 

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Matthews recorded an assist on the eventual game-winning goal in the 6-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is immensely talented and a cornerstone type selection for a dynasty format.

 

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Matthews recorded an assist Saturday on his way to a 6-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is immensely talented and a cornerstone type selection for a dynasty format.

 

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Matthews scored a goal and assisted on another but it was not nearly enough as they lost 7-3.

Fantasy Impact: Own him.

 

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Austin Matthews skated magnificently and produced two assists as he continues to excite fans and commentators.

Fantasy Impact: He came in with plenty of hype and has produced so far. He is a top end option in dynasty leagues.

 

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Matthews scored the second Toronto goal that put them up 2-1. Sadly, Minnesota scored twice in the third period to win

Fantasy Impact: Own him. He is a super-prospect who looks to be an exciting player.

 

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He recorded an assist with a team-high seven shots.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews is an incredibly talented young rookie who should be owned in all leagues.

 

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Auston Matthews scored four goals, registered six shots, and was a +3 in the Maple Leafs 5-4 loss to the Senators on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews already had high expectations as the number one overall pick, but this performance has set the bar extremely high. While he obviously will not keep this pace, a 30 goal season is something for fantasy owners to dream on. By now it is clear that he will be one of the most exciting young stars to follow throughout the season.

 

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Matthews played just over 18 minutes with two shots and a minus-two rating in the Maple Leafs 3-2 preseason overtime win versus Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: The 2016 NHL number one pick was paired with young forwards William Nylander and Zach Hyman and the group had struggles defensively. Last season with ZCC Lions Zurich he posted 24 goals and 22 assists.

 

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