It may be Fall, but so far, the Toronto Maple Leafs are doing anything but.
Two goals on 17 shots have given the Leafs a 2-1 lead over the Washington Capitals after 20 minutes.
Tim Connolly put the Maple Leafs on the scoreboard first just 1:39 into the game as he cashed in on a Jeff Schultz turnover. Schultz's attempted outlet pass hit Joffrey Lupul's legs. Lupul corralled the puck and sent a pass to an open Connolly, who had plenty of time to set up and fire a wrist shot past Tomas Vokoun for his second goal of the season and 400th point of his career.
Brooks Laich brought the Caps back only 51 seconds later when Jason Chimera set him up with a drop pass. Laich's slap shot from just below the point sailed over Jonas Gustavsson's shoulder and into the back of the net for his third goal of the season.
Matt Frattin gave the Leafs a late 2-1 lead at 19:16 when he took Joe Colborne's cross-ice pass and fired a wrist shot past Vokoun for his first goal of the season and first-career NHL goal. It was Colborne's second career NHL point.