Has Matthews struggled in the playoffs?

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    While Auston had a decent showing last playoffs, he's been held scoreless this year (Edit: 2 points in his 7 game series). For such a high calibre goalscorer during the regular season, does Auston have trouble elevating his game for the playoffs or has his team failed to support him?
     
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    Styles make fights.

    Washington last year had no Bergeron equivalent.

    I doubt he'd be looking like this against Tampa Bay.

    He didn't look out of place last year partly because he got a good draw.
     
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    I don't think he's really struggled... But I also don't think he's really made very many impact plays. A typical Matthews play has been to deke around for some time, some impressive stick / board work, then pass to the D at point. That's a low impact play and essentially defers to others.
     
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    He's been amazing so far against the Bruins.
     
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    He is having to go up against arguably the greatest defensive forward of all time on basically every shift
     
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    :laugh: Greatest of all time? Really? Greatest in the NHL right now perhaps
     
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    He had 4 goals last playoffs, but looked invisible most of the time
     
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    Yes?
     
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    He isn't 100% and is being shut down by a future Hall of famer.
     
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    It's been two games. Kind of a small sample size don't you think?
     
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    I thought Nazem Kadri was?
     
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    He's clearly a playoff chocker, it's basically written on his face if you look closely enough.
     
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    Sure, but he wasn't great last year either.
     
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    So he's gonna score next game then.
     
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    There is no other Bergeron in the league, but Backstrom got the best of his matchup with Matthews last year.
     
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    He had 5 pts in 6 games, 4 of those were goals. You don't need to be over point per game to be considered great.
     
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    The Maple Leafs have struggled in the playoffs.
     
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    Bergeron is arguably the greatest defensive forward ever. Wouldn't put him at #1 as I think Gainey was even better, but Bergeron is in the upmost elite all-time in that regard.
     
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