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Matthews sums up Bergeron line's dominance: 'S--- happens'

Matthews sums up Bergeron line's dominance: 'S--- happens'
Published On: Sun, Apr 15
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Auston Matthews puts on a team cap after being selected as the number one overall draft pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Auston Matthews offered a blunt assessment of the Patrice Bergeron line's rampant success and his own line's struggles over the first two games of the first-round playoff series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.

Matthews dropped an expletive when asked about the line of Brad Marchand, Bergeron, and David Pastrnak having 20 combined points through Games 1 and 2, while the line of Leo Komarov, Matthews, and William Nylander is stuck at zero.

"I don't know. Shit happens, I guess," the Leafs superstar told reporters, including TSN's Mark Masters, after a 7-3 loss that gave the Bruins a 2-0 series lead Saturday night. "That's hockey. Got to rebound for Game 3."

Matthews fired a team-high six shots on goal and nine shot attempts in Saturday's loss, and afterward, he lamented the number of opportunities the Maple Leafs had as a team in Game 2.

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