What place does Auston Matthews’ record-breaking season in terms of goal-scoring hold in the annals of hockey history?

Auston Matthews has claimed the top spot in goal-scoring for a single season in the salary cap era with his 66th goal, surpassing Alex Ovechkin’s previous record of 65 set in 2007-08. Throughout hockey history, only 20 seasons have witnessed a player scoring more goals. However, it’s important to note that not all goal-scoring seasons are comparable. Factors such as the scoring environment and opportunities on the power play can significantly influence a player’s goal-scoring achievements.

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