Matt Duchene hasn't been in Columbus three months, and he's already making history.
In just his seventh playoff game with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Duchene set a record as the only player in franchise history to score five goals in a single postseason.
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It came in a big way, too. Duchene scored what would eventually be the game-winning goal in Game 3 against the Boston Bruins on the power play, which pushed the Blue Jackets' lead to 2-0. It was the fourth power play goal of the playoffs for Duchene, which is also in itself a record for a single postseason with the club.
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This is the fifth playoff appearance for the Blue Jackets in their history, so this record isn't the most impressive, but also makes sense based on how Columbus had never made it out of the first round until this year.
It is, though, a huge testament to Duchene's value to the Blue Jackets and what his future could look like as a member of the club, should he choose to stay long-term. Duchene has recorded nine total points this postseason, tied for the team lead with Artemi Panarin.