It's safe to say that the Toronto Maple Leafs have lived up to the hype so far this season.
It's only been four games into the Leafs 2018-19 season, and yet the duo of Auston Matthews and John Tavares have combined for 13 goals. They've just scratched the surface of their full potential together, but have already begun making NHL history.
#Leafs Auston Matthews & John Tavares are the first pair of teammates with 6+ goals through the first 4 team games of a season since Wayne Gretzky & Luc Robitaille for the #LAKings in 1988-89. pic.twitter.com/LAmAtD4N4n— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 10, 2018
Pretty elite company for Tavares and Matthews.
Matthews and Morgan Reilly currently hold the league lead for most points with ten each through the first four games. Tavares sits second in goals with six, trailing only Matthews and his seven tallies on the year. Their torrid pace will come to an end at some point, but seven goals through the first four games of the season is nothing to scoff at.
They've been nothing short of spectacular so far this season.
Matthews could challenge multiple records this season if he continues this tear. He could challenge Rick Vaive's all-time Leafs record of 54-goals in a single season. As of right now, he's on pace for 144 tallies, but that's obviously an unrealistic pace.
The combination of Tavares and Matthews will have to slow down at some point, but not before they break a few records. Just imagine what this team will be like when William Nylander joins.