Matthews becomes 1st player since 2011-12 to score 60 goals

Posted: 26/04/2022 in NHL
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Auston Matthews is the newest member of the 60-goal club.

The Toronto Maple Leafs superstar scored the milestone tally Tuesday night in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the first player since Steven Stamkos in 2011-12 to reach the historic mark.

Matthews somehow kept the puck in at the blue line on the power play before ripping his patented wrist shot over Alex Nedeljkovic‘s glove hand.

He’s the 21st player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. Matthews, Stamkos, and Alex Ovechkin (2007-08) are the only skaters to reach the plateau since 1995-96.

It only took Matthews 73 games to score 60 goals. Earlier this season, he became the first player since Mario Lemieux in 1995-96 to score 50 goals in a 50-game span.

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