FantasySP / NHL / Auston Matthews FantasySP / NHL / Auston Matthews Copyright 2018 5307065 <![CDATA[NHL players launch tough talk with labour peace no lock]]> Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Taylor Hall are among the young NHL stars who see the value in getting down to business on the key issues now.]]> 5307065 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:50:01 EDT Toronto Star <![CDATA[Auston Matthews scored a goal during Wednesday's 4-1 preseason]]> Auston Matthews scored a goal during Wednesday's 4-1 preseason win over the Ottawa Senators. A scramble in front led to Patrick Marleau feeding a puck on over to Matthews who scored his first of the preseason. [...]]]> 5305540 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:10:12 EDT <![CDATA[Preseason debut set for Wednesday]]> Matthews will make his preseason debut Wednesday in Ottawa versus the Senators, David Alter of The Canadian Press reports.

Matthews posted 132 points (74 goals, 58 assists) over his first two seasons in the NHL, spanning 144 contests. The Leafs acquired all-world pivot John Tavares in free agency, which should take some pressure off the team's top-line center in Matthews. Health permitting, it's conceivable that both players will wind up with 40-plus goals in 2018-19.

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