Welcome to “My Favorite Goal,” a regular feature from NBC Sports where our writers and personalities remember the goals that have meant the most to them. These goals have left a lasting impression and there’s a story behind each one.
Four months after he was selected as the No. 1 overall pick, Auston Matthews made a pretty good first impression on the NHL. During his debut with the Maple Leafs, the forward scored four times against the Senators becoming the first player in league history to score four goals in his first game.
On the ice that night was Nylander, who was beginning his second season in the NHL. Watching from the press box as a healthy scratch was Chabot, who was drafted by the Senators in 2015.
The two players sat down with NBC Sports to remember an unforgettable night in NHL history.
PREVIOUSLY ON MY FAVORITE GOAL
• Darren McCarty shows off goal-scoring hands during 1997 Cup Final
• Alex Ovechkin scores ‘The Goal’ as a rookie
• Marek Malik’s stunning shootout winner
• Paul Henderson scores for Canada
• Mario Lemieux’s end-to-end masterpiece; Hextall scores again
• Tomas Hertl goes between-the-legs