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Scottsdale native Matthews named NHL’s Second Star of the Week


Scottsdale native and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week today.


Matthews factored on nine of his team’s 11 goals last week, leading all NHL skaters with two goals and nine points in four appearances to help the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-6-4, 22 points) to a 2-1-1 record.

Matthews opened the week with 1-1—2, including the game winner, in a 3-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings Nov. 5 and scored the game-tying goal in the third period of a 2-1 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights Nov. 7.

He closed the week with a pair of helpers in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 9 and a career-high four assists in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 10.

The 22-year-old forward ranks tied for third in the NHL with 13 goals this season and sixth in points (13-12—25 in 19 games).

Photo/Eric J. Fowler

(Nov. 11, 2019)

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