1. Martin's first of the season helps Leafs overcome Kings' early push, claim lead after opening period. The Kings traveled to Air Canada Centre riding a four-game win streak and leading the Pacific Division with a 6-0-1 record, and used their size and strength to get 17 shots on Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen in the opening period of Monday's game. But Andersen was sharp and turned aside all of them, and it was the Leafs who found a way to get on the scoreboard first: winger Mitch Marner carried the puck into Los Angeles' zone, around behind the back of the net, and fired it back toward the blueline, where defenceman Roman Polak - playing in his first regular-season game after signing a one-year contract Sunday - blasted it toward the Kings' net.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick looked to have gotten most of the puck, but winger Matt Martin managed to deflect just enough of it to get it dribbling past the veteran goalie and into the net to give Toronto a 1-0 lead at the 5:46 mark. The Leafs generated 10 shots on Quick in the period and came close to extending their advantage a couple times, but Andersen's strong play kept them from dealing with a tie - or worse - heading into the middle frame.