Matthews got his fourth with 3 seconds left in the second period, bringing his mother to tears in the stands. "I don't know what happened, he just seemed to explode, I guess".
That's because that No. 1 overall pick became the first ever to score four goals in his first game. The Maple Leafs lost 5-4 in overtime, but Matthews' performance was the talk of the hockey world.
It was released on Fanatics and across its sites, which includes the National Hockey League and Maple Leafs online store, late Thursday afternoon.
It will be Matthews first game in front of the hometown fans.
"It was pretty special to have my parents here and have them share that moment with me", he said. "Obviously, we came here to win".
Logan Couture scored San Jose's first goal in the opening period.
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Jones quietly made 21 saves in net, although he was rarely tested. He stripped Ottawa right-winger Mark Stone of the puck near the Senators' blue line, then dangled the puck in and around the rest of the defence before putting it over Anderson's shoulder.
"There's so many little things on that play that I think most guys can't do and he did it all in one play", the 24-year-old Hyman said. "He's a good player".
He added a second goal six minutes later when he stole the puck from Erik Karlsson before slipping it past the goaltender.
Troy Brouwer and Michael Frolik scored in the second period to tie it 3-3, but then McDavid got goals with 7:43 and 5:27 left in the second for a two-goal lead - the second score came on a penalty shot.
Defenceman Martin Marincin was culpable on a couple of Senators goals, but Babcock might not go back to Roman Polak or Frank Corrado just yet. Nylander had two assists.
"He's a man", Babcock said. "He's got great maturity". If you meet his mom and dad, you're thoroughly impressed with the kind of people they are and the respect he has for his mom and sisters, the kind of guy he is.
Brian and Ema Matthews still had watery eyes after the game. "I feel very excited".