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Matthews scores milestone 60th as Leafs clinch home ice in 1st roundAuston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 59th and 60th goals of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Tuesday to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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Joshua Clipperton · The Canadian Press(John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Auston Matthews looked a little sheepish after scoring his 50th goal into an empty net last month.

How the Maple Leafs sniper bagged No. 60 was a lot more like it.

Matthews scored twice — including the milestone effort on one of his patented snapshots — to become just the third player in the NHL's salary cap era to register 60 goals in a season as Toronto defeated Detroit 3-0 on Tuesday night.
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After being thwarted by Red Wings netminder Alex Nedeljkovic on a couple good looks in the first period, Matthews scored his 59th from in tight with just over four minutes left in the second to set the stage for his 60th in the third.

The 24-year-old kept a puck in at the offensive blue line on a power play and moved into the slot as the seas parted before ripping a puck past Nedeljkovic's glove to send the crowd at Scotiabank Arena into a frenzy.

"It was pretty special," Matthews said. "Just the reception from my teammates, the crowd, I mean, everything.

"It just kind of sends chills down your bones."

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22 hours agoDuration 1:59Auston Matthews netted goals number 59 and 60 in Toronto's 3-0 win over Detroit on Tuesday.More NHL coverage

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