Matthews notched an empty-net goal on four shots and won nine of 15 (69.2 percent) faceoffs in Monday's 5-2 win over Nashville.
Matthews put the finishing touches on Toronto's win when he hit the empty net with 1:32 left in regulation. It was his 35th goal in 50 games this season, already putting him within striking distance of the career-high 40 he scored as a rookie in 2016-17. The 22-year-old failed to hit 70 games played in each of the last two seasons due to injuries, limiting his year-long production. If he can continue his current pace and stay healthy the entire year, Matthews could be on his way to a 50-goal, 100-point campaign. Yesterday 10:54 pm (EST)
- Matthews (wrist) will play in Monday's game versus the Predators, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
- Matthews (wrist) participated in Sunday's practice, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
- Matthews (wrist) won't play in the All-Star Game but will travel to St. Louis for the event, so he won't face a one-game suspension, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports. All Auston Matthews News
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