Phillip Lindsay sparked the offense for Colorado (3-3, 0-3) with a career-high 281 yards rushing and three touchdowns on a school-record 41 carries.
Colorado was its own worst enemy in dropping a third straight conference game. The Buffaloes committed 12 penalties for 110 yards, including two late hits.
Despite all that, Colorado trailed 45-42 after Lindsay’s 11-yard TD run with 5:04 remaining. But Tate picked up a big third-down conversion with his arm — an 8-yard strike to Bryce Wolma — and then clinched the game with his long third-down run with just over a minute remaining.
“I think that puck’s still sitting back up there,” said Toronto netminder Fredrik Andersen. “Not a lot of guys can stop that puck in this league. Hell of a goal.”
Matthews’s goal came on a 2-on-1 and capped three in a row to erase Chicago’s 3-1 lead.
“I just walked in and tried to fake a pass, get (Forsberg) leaning a bit and snuck it by him,” Matthews said.
“I thought we showed a lot of poise being able to crawl back into Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys it,” he added. “As the game went on we got better and better and that’s the way you want to play.”
Matthews played much of the night matched up against Chicago’s top line with Patrick Kane. Matthews finished with six shots on net and the winning goal while Kane, who entered with 22 points in 13 career games against Toronto, finished minus-three with one shot and no points.
“Auston was determined, he was playing head to head against Kane all Discount Yankee Jerseys night, did a real nice job,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock.
Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale for the Maple Leafs, who have won their first three games.