Turns out it wasn’t just Leafs fans that went bananas over Auston Matthews’ debut game with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. The 19-year old became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in their first regular season game. He also became the first in Leafs history to score a hat-trick in his first game.
Many of Auston’s new peers took to social media to share their excitement and bewilderment over Auston’s impressive display:
I've just decided that Reims will play ALL of the games versus the leafs this year…… #Matthews
— Strombone (@strombone1) October 13, 2016
I don't even know what to say. Just a treat to watch tonight @AM34
— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) October 13, 2016
I feel like I'm watching one of the 99 overall created player's I used to make in NHL 2002
— Garret Sparks (@GSparks40) October 13, 2016
That moment Auston Matthews gets 4 in 1st career game, causing you to reflect on your NHL career wondering if you even got 4 in practice.
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) October 13, 2016
Wow! What a night.@AM34 congrats bud!
— Max Domi (@max_domi) October 13, 2016
You're joking @AM34
— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) October 13, 2016
— Martin St Louis (@mstlouis_26) October 13, 2016
— Frazer Mclaren (@Frazermclaren68) October 13, 2016
Since the start of this game I didnt even have a chance to drink 4beers and hes got 4goals #Matthews
— Marian Gaborik (@MGaborik12) October 13, 2016
Most guys would be thrilled to score four in a month…. #easygame
— Viktor Stalberg (@VStalberg) October 13, 2016
Cmon @AM34 it's not supposed to be this easy…
— Joe Colborne (@Joe_Colborne) October 13, 2016
Wouldn’t we all:
Would pay money to see Austin Matthews DM's right now.
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) October 13, 2016