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Matthews joins Bieber's star-studded Instagram Live

Maple Leafs center talks hockey, quarantine life with pop icon

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Matthews, Bieber chat

Matthews and Bieber chat

Auston Matthews joins Justin Bieber on a video chat

  • 02:18 •

Auston Matthews is spending quarantine life like the rest of us: binge-watching television shows and video chatting with friends.

The Toronto Maple Leafs center joined good friend Justin Bieber's star-studded Instagram Live on Sunday to talk about hockey and what he's doing during the NHL pause due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Matthews is at his home in Arizona. Bieber is a huge Toronto fan who has skated with Matthews and other Maple Leafs this season. He revealed Monday how the whole thing came together.

"He messaged me in the morning and asked if I wanted to go on Instagram Live with him," Matthews said. "[I] don't got much going on right now, so I was like, 'Yeah, no problem.'"

Matthews told Bieber he's binged Netflix series "Tiger King" and "Love is Blind," and hung out with his family during the pause. Matthews then talked about his favorite NHL players, former Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, and who the League's hardest player to defend is.

"We play [the] Buffalo [Sabres] a lot, and [Jack] Eichel is really good. He's really strong," Matthews said. "A guy like [Connor] McDavid (of the Edmonton Oilers) is really fast … he's hard to catch up with."

Matthews appeared on Bieber's first talk show-like Instagram Live, which also featured interviews with reality TV star Kendall Jenner and singer Kehlani. Bieber announced he would be producing more while continuing to quarantine at his home in Ontario. 

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