Auston Matthews was ridiculous Wednesday night, and made some history in the process. The 2016 first overall pick scored four goals in the Leafs’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators. It’s the most goals scored ever by a player in his NHL debut.
These goals are redonkulous.
👀 Auston Matthews scores his 2nd in impressive fashion. Game tied at 2 on Sportsnet. pic.twitter.com/0arVgrXfT3
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 12, 2016
Seriously, Auston. GTFO. Please leave Planet Earth immediately and go back to the talented hockey player planet you came from.
Matthews also became the first number one overall pick to score two or more goals in his debut since Alex Ovechkin did so 11 years ago on October 5, 2005 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Auston Matthews – the 2nd #1 overall pick to score 2 goals in his @NHL debut. The other? Alex Ovechkin #NHLTonight pic.twitter.com/Xi7T0EgqSM
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) October 12, 2016
Ovi scored two goals on Pascal Leclaire.
“I feel my dreams come true,” Ovechkin said that night. “I play in the NHL. First game, we win.”
The goals were two of the eventual 52 goals Ovechkin would score that season. He would win the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie and named to the NHL First All-Star Team at the end of the season.
It sure seems like Auston Matthews is on a similar path.
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