Maple Leafs' Michael Bunting celebrates with teammate Auston Matthews after scoring against Washington Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov in the first period at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

First, the Maple Leafs superstar skated his way into a rather exclusive team class.

Matthews became the third Leafs player to record 100 points in a season, joining Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour, as Toronto ran roughshod over the Washington Capitals in a 7-3 victory on Thursday night at Scotiabank Arena.

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Matthews made history in the first period when he assisted on the first goal of the game, scored by Michael Bunting in the latter’s 100th game in the National Hockey League.

Sittler was the first Leaf to record 100 points in a season, doing it in 1975-76 when he finished with 100. Two years later, he had 117 points.

Gilmour set the franchise record in 1992-93 when he had 127 points, which he followed with 111 the next season.

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