The Toronto Maple Leafs didn't have the season ending they were hoping for and didn't even come close to lifting up the hardware they wanted. 

In fact they ended up with another first round loss and another come from behind win by their opponent.

It kind of makes you forget all the great accomplishments they reached during the season. 

That includes Auston Matthews incredible season of dominating the North Division. 

Matthews scored a league leading 41 goals in 52 games and helped the Leafs' earn top spot in the North. 

As a result of his season, Matthews has been nominated for the Hart Trophy along with Nathan MacKinnon and Connor McDavid. 

From the NHL's press release:

"Matthews scored a League-leading 41 goals in 52 games (41-25—66) to help Toronto earn the top seed in its division for the sixth time in franchise history and first time since 1999-00. He became the first player in Maple Leafs history to capture the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, which first was awarded in 1998-99, as well as the first Toronto player since 1945-46 to pace the NHL in goals (Gaye Stewart). Matthews, who also led the League with 12 game-winning goals and 222 shots on goal, accounted for 22.0 percent of Toronto’s 186 total goals (excluding the shootout) – the highest single-season percentage by any NHL player since 2014-15 (Alex Ovechkin: 22.4% w/ WSH) and the best single-season mark by a Maple Leafs player in the expansion era (since 1967-68). The 23-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz., native is Toronto’s first Hart Trophy finalist since 1992-93, when Doug Gilmour finished second in voting, and is vying to become the third player in franchise history to win the award, after Babe Pratt (1943-44) and Ted Kennedy (1954-55)."