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'Young Mario' Matthews continues to reinvent ways to score

WASHINGTON (AP) Auston Matthews is drawing comparisons to Mario Lemieux and getting noticed by Bryce Harper amid a hot start to his second NHL season.

Last season's Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year, Matthews went into training camp seeking to be more assertive on the ice. That has translated to five goals and three assists in his first six games and the kind of improved all-around play that makes the face of the Toronto Maple Leafs a superstar already at age 20.

"He's got a skillset that ranges from just about everything," Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri said Tuesday. "The ceiling's the limit for Matts, and he knows he can be a great player and he already is. It's crazy to think he's (still) at such a young age."

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Leaders
Points: A. Matthews8
Plus/Minus: W. Nylander8
Shots on Goal: J. van Riemsdyk21
PIM: J. Gardiner8
Win: F. Andersen4
Shutouts: F. Andersen0
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 26 (1)
Shots: 187 (8)
PP%: 30.8% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 55 (16)
Assists: 38 (5)
SH Goals: 0 (28)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 5 1 1 11
Toronto 5 1 0 10
Detroit 4 2 0 8
Ottawa 3 1 2 8
Florida 2 3 0 4
Boston 2 3 0 4
Montreal 1 3 1 3
Buffalo 1 4 1 3
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 19 (6)
Shots Against: 158 (17)
PK%: 79.2% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 67 (9)
Shutouts: 0 (27)
Sv%: 0.880 (27)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/6 C. Rosen Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
10/6 M. Marincin Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
10/6 C. Pickard Traded for Tobias Lindberg, 2018 6th-rd pick
10/3 R. Polak Released
10/3 C. Rosen Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
10/3 T. Liljegren Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
10/2 C. Grundstrom Assigned to European Team Frolunda HC (Sweden)
10/2 J. Holl Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
10/2 D. Timashov Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
10/2 N. Soshnikov Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
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