Matthews recorded an assist, three shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 7. Matthews sent a pass from behind the net to William Nylander for the Maple Leafs' lone goal in the season-ending loss. The 23-year-old Matthews was limited to one goal and four helpers in the seven-game series after racking up a league-leading 41 tallies in 52 regular-season contests. He added 35 shots on net, 25 hits and a plus-1 rating in the playoffs.
Matthews registered an assist, two shots on goal, seven hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 5. Matthews picked up the secondary helper on Zach Hyman's second-period tally. Through five playoff contests, Matthews has four points, but he's only gotten on the scoresheet in two of the games. The superstar center has added 25 shots on net, 19 hits and a plus-2 rating.
Matthews scored a goal on four shots, supplied two assists, doled out four hits and won 16 of 20 faceoffs in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 2. Matthews' second-period tally ultimately stood as the game-winner. He also assisted on power-play goals by Rasmus Sandin and William Nylander. The 23-year-old Matthews was held off the scoresheet in Game 1, but few teams have been able to quiet him in consecutive contests. The superstar center had a league-leading 41 goals in 52 regular-season contests, so he'll be a key part of the Maple Leafs' offense in the playoffs.
Matthews fired eight shots at Carey Price on Thursday in Game 1 but failed to register a point. It was the first time in 11 games against the Canadiens this season that he was held without a point. He looked really good on the first power play -- he was on his off wing and absolutely wired a rocket. But the harsh reality is that Matthews is the only shooter the Habs find dangerous on that power play, so he will be in tough unless they become a shoot-first crew with the man advantage. Still, Matthews is the most consistent goal scorer in the league and will be on the board very soon.
Matthews scored a goal on a team-leading six shots Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa. Matthews struck for his league-leading 41st goal of the season with 2:40 left in regulation, jumping on a loose puck at the bottom of the left faceoff circle and depositing it to tie the game at 3-3. The goal, No. 199 in his NHL career, extended Matthews' point streak to seven games (seven goals, one assist) and gave him 66 points heading into Friday's regular-season finale at Winnipeg.
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