Auston Matthews fights Steven Stamkos in first bout in NHL history between 60-goal scorers, sparks Leafs to overtime win
Going into the 2023 postseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs had not won a playoff series in 17 years, the fifth-longest streak in NHL history. With his team down 3-2 in the final period of Game Three and facing a 2-1 series deficit, Leafs’ superstar Auston Matthews decided he wasn’t letting his team go down without a fight… literally.
Matthews, who scored his first goal of the playoffs in the first period, dropped his gloves for the first time in his career, taking on Steven Stamkos and exchanging punches with the 500-goal scorer.
It marked the first time in league history two 60-goal scorers have fought each other per Sportsnet Stats.
By Faith Harris 2 months ago