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Matthews reaches 50-goal mark as Maple Leafs' offence rolls in rout over JetsToronto's star attraction scored his NHL-topping 50th goal of the season into an empty net as the Leafs defeated the Jets 7-3 on a milestone night.

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Forward becomes 1st Leaf to reach scoring milestone since Andreychuk in 1993-94

Joshua Clipperton · The Canadian Press(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Auston Matthews looked skyward after one missed chance. He leaned over on his stick following another close call.

The Toronto Maple Leafs sniper had plenty of good looks Thursday.

And as the game wore on, the sense of anticipation inside Scotiabank Arena rose each and every time Matthews — poised to become the first member of the organization to score 50 goals in nearly three decades — had the puck on his stick.

With his team up 5-3 late in the third period, the 24-year-old watched teammate David Kampf hit the post with Winnipeg goalie Eric Comrie on the bench for an extra attacker.
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Matthews' shot at reaching the half-century mark in front of the home crowd was still alive.

He didn't miss with his final effort moments later.

Toronto's star attraction scored his NHL-topping 50th goal of the season into an empty net as the Leafs defeated the Jets 7-3 on a milestone night.

WATCH | Matthews reaches 50 goals for 1st time in career:

Auston Matthews makes history in Leafs victory

24 hours agoDuration 0:44Maple Leafs captain Auston Matthews reaches 50 goals in a season for the first time in his career as Toronto defeats Winnipeg 7-3.TEAM PAGE: Winnipeg Jets

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