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The Leafs' Auston Matthews, second from left, celebrates with teammates John Tavares, Mitchell Marner and Morgan Rielly after scoring against the Canadiens in Montreal on Feb. 20, 2021. Toronto next faces Calgary for two games.

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After facing Connor McDavid for two games, the Calgary Flames must deal with another prolific scorer in Auston Matthews when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs for two games starting Monday night.

McDavid scored three goals and added two assists Saturday night when the Edmonton Oilers defeated the visiting Flames 7-1. It was Calgary’s third straight loss. The Flames are 8-9-1.

Matthews scored two goals and had two assists Saturday when the Maple Leafs defeated the host Montreal Canadiens 5-3.

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The Maple Leafs have won three in a row and swept two games in Calgary from Jan. 24-26, with Matthews scoring a goal in each game.

Matthews has registered at least one point in each of his past 16 games.

Officially, by NHL rules, it is a 13-game streak (16 goals, eight assists) because he missed a game on Jan. 22 against Edmonton. He had points in three consecutive games before that. Matthews has at least one point in every game he’s played except on Jan. 15 against the Ottawa Senators.

His four-point second period Saturday moved Matthews past Syl Apps for most points through 300 games with Toronto. Apps had 313 and Matthews has 314 (176 goals, 138 assists).

“I don’t try to think about it too much, to be honest with you,” Matthews said. “The recipe for success has just been us competing and working hard, and working to get that puck back. We’ve just been focused on that. And we’re winning games right now, which is the most important thing.”

Only Charlie Conacher (191) and Rick Vaive (186) had more goals in their first 300 games as Maple Leafs than Matthews.

“Just an elite player doing elite things,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “He and Mitch (Marner) obviously have got a lot of great things going on.”

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