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Auston Matthews Becomes First 60-Goal Scorer Since 2011-12

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has become the first player since Steven Stamkos did it in 2011-12 to score 60 goals in an NHL season after doing so against Detroit on Tuesday evening.
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has become the first player since Steven Stamkos did it in 2011-12 to score 60 goals in an NHL season after doing so against Detroit on Tuesday evening.

The goal was his second of the night to give the Leafs a 3-0 lead.

The goal was a power-play marker at 45:49 in the game, managing to keep the puck from crossing over the blueline after getting the puck from William Nylander.

The 60-goal mark has been achieved 39 times beforehand, with Wayne Gretzky holding the single-season record of 92 set in 1981-82. Only Alex Ovechkin (65) and Stamkos (60) have done it in Matthews' lifetime.

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