NHL Notebook: Offensive floodgates open in run-and-gun start to season

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NHL Notebook: Offensive floodgates open in run-and-gun start to season
NHL Notebook: Offensive floodgates open in run-and-gun start to season

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock could see halfway through training camp that Auston Matthews was ready to explode. "Matty's on another level," Babcock said at the time of Toronto's star centre. Now the rest of the NHL is getting a first-hand look. Matthews leads the league with an eye-popping seven goals through four games following consecutive run-and-gun road wins for the Leafs — 7-6 in overtime against Chicago on Sunday and Tuesday's 7-4 victory against Dallas. "I don't think it really surprises too many people," said Toronto winger Mitch Marner, who has also been lights out with two goals and six assists. Leafs teammate John Tavares sits second in the NHL with six goals heading into

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