Eight games into the young NHL season and the stats leaderboard looks very different than last year’s. No Kane, Crosby, Thornton, Sedin…only Stamkos stands out as a veteran scoring star among the new faces.
McDavid is scoring at 1.5 points per game in leading the Oilers to their hottest start since the 1980s, and Matthews has continued to deliver on the promise of his opening night 4-goal outburst. Anisimov and Nylander add to the list of young players out of the blocks fast.
Matthews’ Leafs face a red-hot Montreal team tonight – it’ll be interesting to see if he can get his name on the scoresheet against Price & co.