Red Wings Maple Leafs Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) carries the puck around the side of the Detroit Red Wings' net as Red Wings' Jordan Oesterle (82) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Matthews scored twice, the second on one of his patented snapshots, to become just the third player in the NHL’s salary cap era to register 60 goals in a season as Toronto defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Matthews, who had gone five games without scoring, joined Steven Stamkos in 2011-12 and Alex Ovechkin in 2007-08 as the only players to reach 60 goals since the mid-1990s.
“If you’re scoring 60, you’re finding ways to get it done no matter who you’re matched up against.
And after Tavares doubled the Leafs’ lead at 4:03 of the third with his 27th, Matthews buried No.