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Auston Matthews scores first career playoff goal

Maple Leafs rookie had gone pointless in first two games of series against Capitals @NHL

Matthews chips in loose puck

WSH@TOR, Gm3: Matthews follows puck, beats Holtby

R1, Gm3: Auston Matthews grabs a loose puck off a defender, then slides it past Braden Holtby for his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal on Monday. 

Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, put in his own rebound at 14:08 of the first period against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Air Canada Centre.

Matthews had 69 points (40 goals, 29 assists) in 82 regular-season games, but did not have a point in the first two games of the playoffs.

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