Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews scored three goals against the New Jersey Devils, leading the way to the team’s victory of 7-4 Tuesday night.
Matthews’ hat trick was not only responsible for ending the team’s three-game losing streak, but it is a demonstration of the player’s talent, as this is his second hat trick in his career.
Interestingly enough, Devils Blake Coleman also scored a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Leafs.
The Maple Leafs had a strong first period, with goals from John Tavares, Frederick Gauthier and Zach Hyman.
Tavares was assisted by Rasmus Sandin and William Nylander. Hyman was assisted by Sandin and Jason Spezza.
The second period added two more goals for the Leafs.
Nylander was assisted by Pierre Engvall and Tavares. Mitchell Marner and Tavares assisted Auston Matthews’ first goal in the game.
Blake Coleman scored the first goal for the Devils. He was assisted by Miles Wood and Will Butcher.
Finally, the third period had a big twist. There was a clutch performance from Matthews and Coleman, in which both scored two goals, completing their hat tricks.
Matthews’ second goal opened the period. It was assisted by Marner and Hyman.
Then, Coleman scored two goals assisted by Nikita Gusev, Connor Carrick, Travis Zajac and Butcher.
The Devils’ last goal of the night was made by P.K. Subban. He was assisted by Jasper Bratt and Wayne Simmons.
Matthews scored his last, unassisted, goal of the night into an empty net.