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Matthews tallies hat trick

MTL@TOR: Matthews completes hat trick on breakaway

Auston Matthews walks in alone, dekes, then sends a wrister through the five-hole to notch a hat trick and extend the Maple Leafs' lead to 4-1

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Auston Matthews had a hat trick, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Monday.

Matthews gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first minute of the game, then made it 2-0 at 4:56 of the first period. 

Patrick Marleau scored in the second period before Jeff Petry's power-play goal made it 3-1.

Matthews completed the hat trick in the third to give the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. William Nylander later scored a power-play goal. Matthews had an assist for his fourth point of the game.

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