Auston Matthews (2 goals) nets record 60th goal as Leafs cruise

Auston Matthews scored twice to become the first Toronto player in history to reach 60 goals in a single season and the Maple Leafs blanked the visiting Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Tuesday.Matthews, who leads the league in goals, scored in the second and third periods for the playoff-bound Leafs (53-21-7, 113 points). He had gone his previous five games without scoring and had not hit the back of the net since April 9 when he also netted a pair.John Tavares scored Toronto’s other goal while Jack Campbell stopped 20 shots to notch his fifth shutout of the season.Alex Nedeljkovic made 33 saves for Detroit (31-40-10, 72 points).Toronto had the only power play of the first period but couldn’t cash in. The Leafs outshot the Wings 14-7, including four from Matthews, but it remained scoreless after 20 minutes.Detroit had its first power play in the second when Nicholas Robertson was whistled for high-sticking but the Red Wings came up empty.A Red Wings turnover in their own zone led to the first goal at 15:48 of the second period. Colin Blackwell collected the puck behind the Detroit net and passed it to Jason Spezza. He slipped it to Matthews, who made Nedeljkovic sprawl by faking a shot, then flicked it into the net.

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