Toronto Maple Leafs: Three Takeaways From Loss To The Canadiens

Nov 19, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs players exchange blows during the third period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs players exchange blows during the third period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 19, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Torrey Mitchell (17) falls on the ice after battling for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Torrey Mitchell (17) falls on the ice after battling for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

Auston Matthews Gets On The Scoring Sheet

This story line has been beaten down like a dead horse, but until he breaks out of this scoring slump it will remain a relevant story line.

His goal drought is still continuing, but Matthews was able to register a point on the Nylander goal, which can only help him as he battles through this goal-less streak. He had some good chances to break out but was not able to finish on any of his opportunities.

Nonetheless, he’s doing all the right things offensively by getting some of his teammates going and contributing in other ways while he’s down on his puck luck.

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It’s a matter of time before Matthews finally breaks out, but it was a tall task for him to break his drought facing a goalie like Price. However, with a team like Carolina coming into the Air Canada Centre, the drought could come to an end Tuesday.