1. Leafs take first lead for the third straight game, but Wild answer soon after. After a scoreless first period in which Toronto outshot the host Wild 11-5, the Leafs got on the scoreboard before their opponent for the third game in a row when an unlikely producer of offence - veteran blueliner Roman Polak, who was appearing in his first regular-season game of the year - scored at 9:13 of the second frame. However, just 56 seconds later, the Wild tied it when an offensive-zone miscue from D-man Connor Carrick led to a breakaway goal by Eric Staal.
This has become somewhat of a pattern for the young Leafs squad so far this season: offense isn't proving to be a problem, but playing with the lead is leading to big gambles, odd-man rushes and opportunities galore for the opposition. Toronto needs more consistency in their own zone, even if it means pulling back on the reins when they do have the puck.