Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews celebrating a goal
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Superstar Auston Matthews Unintentionally Shocks The Hockey World

Published February 21, 2024 at 9:08 PM

Auston Matthews has been on fire in the 2023-24 season, and it seems he's aiming for something even greater than a mere 70 goals.

Auston Matthews Aiming For A Remarkable Goal Scoring Record

An observant fan noticed the number "80" on Matthews' glove, suggesting that this might be his ultimate individual goal for the season.

heard it hear first, he doesn't want 70, he wants EIGHTY

While there's a chance the "80" could signify something else, given Matthews' pursuit of goal-scoring records, it appears he's eyeing that milestone for this year.

No player has reached 80 goals since Brett Hull accomplished the feat 34 years ago. If Matthews achieves this, considering era adjustments, he would go down in history as the greatest single-season goal scorer of all time.

The top era-adjusted scoring seasons in NHL history are dominated by Brett Hull and now potentially Auston Matthews for the 2023-24 season.

Matthews' current pace is remarkable, with 49 goals in 53 games played. With no signs of slowing down and his determination to reach 80, there's every reason to believe he can achieve this extraordinary milestone.

How many goals do you think Matthews ends up with this season?
February 21   |   296 answers
Superstar Auston Matthews Unintentionally Shocks The Hockey World

How many goals does Matthews score this year?

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70-7412241.2 %
75-793913.2 %
80+3010.1 %
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