The #1 overall pick in this year’s draft, Auston Matthews, made his presence on the ice known immediately tonight in his NHL debut. He scored two goals in the first period and then another two goals in the second period. Unfortunately his team lost 5-4, but you can see how valuable he already is to his team scoring all their goals tonight. This kid definitely has a bright future in the NHL. He obviously won’t keep up this pace but if he stays healthy we could see a 50 goal season out of the rookie this year.
This means that the NHL season has started, if you didn’t know. Not sure if you were paying attention but this was a real NHL game. Hopefully the whole season can sustain this kind of game 1 excitement.