Auston Matthews continued his torrid scoring pace and the power play continued to be the talk of the NHL as the Leafs beat Detroit on Thursday.
Toronto fell behind 1-0 on a Nick Jensen goal — who entered the game with only four goals in 132 games — but roared back on goals by Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, and two power play markers from Matthews.
Jensen also got the Wings’ second goal, and Tyler Bertuzzi scored on a disputed goal late in the third to cut the Leafs lead to 4-3, but Ron Hainsey’s around-the-boards clearing attempt caught a bounce for an empty-net goal.
3. The Matthews line, which is electric in the offensive zone, has also been scored on seven times so far this season.