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Gretzky buzzing over McDavid, Matthews’ NHL playoff debuts

In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews skates during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, in Philadelphia. The significance of budding young stars Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews making their respective playoff debuts isn't lost on Wayne Gretzky. The Great One tells The Associated Press he sees parallels to the buzz in 2005 when Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin entered the league. (Derik Hamilton/AP, File)

In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews skates during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, in Philadelphia. The significance of budding young stars Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews making their respective playoff debuts isn't lost on Wayne Gretzky. The Great One tells The Associated Press he sees parallels to the buzz in 2005 when Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin entered the league. (Derik Hamilton/AP, File)

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