On the one hand, Leafs rookie sensation and first overall pick in the NHL draft past year, Auston Matthews, scored on his first three shots and set a league record for most goals (four) in a debut game.
Matthews opened the scoring at the 8:21 mark of the first period, standing in front of Anderson as Hyman centred the puck from behind the net.
He added a second goal six minutes later when he stole the puck from Erik Karlsson before slipping it past the goaltender.
The Senators handsome winning the first game of their season, so that Guy Boucher Derick Brassard were not fully satisfied after the 5-4 win in overtime against the Leafs.
"Has it ever happened?" linemate William Nylander asked reporters before walking to the bus.
For his second goal, Matthews showed off his flashy puck-handling skills.
Troy Brouwer and Michael Frolik scored in the second period to tie it 3-3, but then McDavid got goals with 7:43 and 5:27 left in the second for a two-goal lead - the second score came on a penalty shot. Fans showered the ice with hats, and his mom was shown high-fiving fans and covering her face in disbelief.
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While the Badgers got to the 4-yard line on the ensuing drive, a Tyquan Lewis sack on fourth down sealed the win for Ohio State . Wisconsin wide receive Jazz Peavy catches a touchdown pass against Ohio State during the first half on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
"Those were tears of joy", Ema Matthews said.
At the same time, Matthews blamed himself for the final result, for not just losing the draw but also neglecting to cover Turris as he accepted a pass from Senators winger Mark Stone and blasted a slap shot behind Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen. I know that I'll be putting the rookie down for a goal. He's the first to score four times in a road game since Frank Mahovlich did it against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 11, 1960.
Then along came Matthews, again ... and again ... and again.
Carolina forward Viktor Stalberg tweeted: "Most guys would be thrilled to score four in a month ..."
Kyle Turris scored to tie the game at 4-4 midway through the third period before recording the victor for the home side in overtime. "I feel very excited". For the last place team to come out and play that game is nearly as impressive as what Matthews did.
That's roughly what Matthews looked like lapping opponents in juniors, and even grown men in the Swiss league previous year, but this is against an NHL team, and it's a season highlight for anyone, let alone a kid 15 minutes into his career. Elliott was traded from St. Louis to Calgary in the offseason. For Ryan, a one-time 30-goal scorer who struggled last season, it was a welcome start to what he hopes will be a more productive year.
Matthews was the fifth player with three goals in his National Hockey League debut since 1943-44 and first since Derek Stepan with the New York Rangers in October 2010. He became only the 12 first overall draft pick to score on his debut. Senators LW Matt Puempel was also scratched. D Frank Corrado and Roman Polak as well as C Seth Griffith were healthy scratches for Toronto. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. If we want to make the playoffs, I do not think we can do that.