Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 Highlight Reel Goals of the Decade

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 18: Auston Matthews
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EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 14: Toronto Maple Leafs Center Auston Matthews (34) holds off Edmonton Oilers Defenceman Darnell Nurse (25) in the second period during the Edmonton Oilers game versus the Toronto Maple Leads on December 14, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB.(Photo by Curtis Comeau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

10. Auston Matthews vs Carolina (February 19th 2017)

Among Auston Matthews’ 40 goals in his rookie season, this one was definitely one of the nicer ones. But not all credit goes to him for this goal.

The Hurricanes managed to clear the puck out of the zone and get it all the way down the ice, only for Jake Gardiner to fire a pass around the board and somehow find Matthews’ tape right as he’s entering the Canes’ zone.

Then in the midst of being hauled down by Phil Di Giuseppe, moves the puck onto his backhand and beats Cam Ward as he’s falling, messing with his timing in the process.

This would be Matthews’ 28th goal of his historic 40 goal rookie season.

9. Luke Schenn vs Boston (March 19th 2011)

Luke Schenn did not have a picture perfect tenure in Toronto.

In fact, many believe that the Leafs should have let Schenn develop for at least another year or two before bringing him to the show.

Instead, they threw him to the wolves right after drafting him.

I remember watching this goal and being just as surprised as anyone. Schenn wasn’t ever known for his offensive ability, and yet here he is rushing the puck from his own zone and driving the net to give the Leafs a 1-0 lead against the Bruins.

Schenn would be traded over a year later, but this goal is still fun to look back on.