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Auston Matthews calls out Montreal Canadiens fans

Published April 8, 2024 at 10:06 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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The rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs is legendary in the NHL. As two of the Original 6 teams, their games are always intense and full of history.

This past Saturday, they faced off once again, with the Maple Leafs winning thanks to Auston Matthews scoring his 64th goal of the season.

He's close to matching Alex Ovechkin's record of 65 goals in a season.

The crowd, including lots of Leafs fans, booed Matthews throughout the game. But he doesn't mind.
"I see it as a sign of respect,"
Matthews said.


Auston Matthews on being booed in Montreal tonight:

"Honestly, I kind of find it like a tone of respect, I guess, especially in a building like this and a big time hockey city and fan base. So, I don't mind (smile). I don't mind at all."


For stars like Matthews, being booed by opposing fans only motivates them more. His incredible season for the Leafs proves he's one of the best in the game.

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