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Auston Matthews Shines & the Internet Reacts

October 13, 2016, 12:08 PM ET [4 Comments]
Jillian Fisher
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The internet is usually not the nicest place. Auston Matthews is different. He is deserving of our collective love, and he was certainly feeling it last night. Fans and players alike were blown away by Matthews’ incredible start.

First, let’s address a real problem:

The autocorrect struggle is real, but we are making progress. At this rate, it won’t take too much longer.

In case you missed it (which really - hahaha - we know you didn’t), Auston Matthews had a pretty okay start. And by “okay,” I mean to say “HOLY CRAP THAT WAS INSANE.” This accurate scoreboard is a pretty solid example:

However, we shouldn’t take away from the fact that Leafs in general are looking closer to playoff contention than many originally thought.

Need further proof of his epic debut?

Pics it or didn’t happen?

It wasn't just fans who were in chiming in though. Players around the league were impressed with his debut:

Or, they were rightfully scared:

We feel ya' Luongo. We feel ya'.

Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00pm. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Let’s watch one of his four goals again. Just for fun.


Also, don’t worry. Auston Matthews saw your love. Proof? Look at those likes!!!

His mom had the best reaction though. Really, all the feels here…

Auston Matthews reminded anyone who forgot, but Toronto is a hockey town:

No disrespect to the Blue Jays, Raptors, or Toronto FC though.

While it is easy to want to watch all his highlights over and over again, let’s not forget that the NHL is full of some pretty incredible young talent:

The future is bright folks.

About Jillian:
Jillian Fisher is an anthropologist who focuses on sport culture and fan culture. Growing up with three older brothers, sports have always played a large part of her life. While she enjoys all sports, hockey has always been her first passion. Jillian has traveled across the world - from the Philippines to Italy and across the US - studying the impact of sports, all while cheering for the home team and discovering what makes each place so unique, even being referred to as the Anthony Bourdain of sports. She is currently filming her own web series, Out of the Park, that highlights the different cultures surrounding our favorite sports across the country. Always in search of the next event, Jillian can be contacted on Twitter, Instagram, or emailed at jillianfisher00[at]gmail.com. Personal Website
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