Auston Matthews scores twice in Maple Leafs’ 5-Zero Sport 1 win vs. Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired their postseason off to a powerful begin Monday with a 5-Zero win in opposition to the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Auston Matthews scored twice within the win with an influence play purpose within the second interval and a good energy purpose within the third.

Matthews, 24, turned the primary United States-born participant to ever rating 60 objectives in a season and solely the third participant to achieve that milestone within the final quarter-century. 

Toronto’s different three objectives Monday had been scored by Jake Muzzin, David Kampf and Mitchell Marner. Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell recorded 24 saves within the shutout victory.

The Maple Leafs completed second within the Atlantic Division with a 54-21-7 file, 5 factors forward of the Lightning, who completed third with a 51-23-Eight file. Sport 2 of the collection is scheduled for Wednesday night time at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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