Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season.
Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the feat.
"Nice," Matthews said after scoring twice for a league-leading nine goals to help Toronto beat Detroit 5-3 Thursday night.
Matthews is the third player in franchise history to score in the first five games of a season.
"He had a fast start last year, too, unfortunately he got injured," Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. "He's a big man. He's really worked hard on his body. He's worked hard...