Here are five takeaways from the Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins Saturday at Air Canada Centre:
Hometown boy Brown scores Leafs' first home goal of the season. Although he played the majority of last season in the American League with the Marlies, Etobicoke native Connor Brown had a goal and six points in his first seven games with the Leafs last season. And the 22-year-old equaled his season NHL goal output just 2:14 into the first period Saturday, beating Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin to give Toronto the game's first lead.
No matter the level at which he plays, Brown has made a habit of being where the puck is and making good things happen, and his motor has helped him earn the trust of his coaches. The way things are starting, that process is continuing.