MATTHEWS SCORES THREE, LEAFS THUMP AVALANCHE 8-3 FOR 15TH VICTORY IN 17 GAMES

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs knew there were plenty of built-in excuses. © Provided by The Canadian Press Just back from a California road trip, the jet lag had yet to lift, bodies were tired, and it had been more than a week and a half since the luxury of a day off — all with one of the NHL's hottest teams waiting on deck. None of it mattered. Auston Matthews scored three times to r...

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