Toronto Star- It didn’t take Auston Matthews long to live up to the hype. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft scored four goals in his first regular-season NHL game, in the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday’s season opener for both teams. He also became the first player to score four goals in his NHL debut. William Nylander benefited from Matthews’s performance with two assists, while Frederik Andersen stopped 25 shots for the Leafs.
Well I guess that went well. I’m not even a Leafs fan and that debut was straight up wild last night. I don’t think there has been a tank pay off so quickly for a team like this. Sure they still took a loss last night. But really who cares. Everyone has Matthews fever in this city after one game. Toronto was trending globally for a non-Ford related story. Who would think that an American from Phoenix would somehow become the darling of the of the “hockey universe”. If I was a Sixers fan watching that. I’d probably lose my collective shit knowing the process can happen at light speed.