Maple Leafs scoring at historic pace to begin season

Watch as Dominic Moore deflects a puck past Henrik Lundqvist.

We knew the Toronto Maple Leafs were going to be an offensive juggernaut this season. But this? Nobody expected the kind of output they’ve produced over the first two contests of the 2017-18 campaign.

Toronto began its season with a 7-2 win in Winnipeg on Wednesday, a rout so severe that it caused Jets winger Patrik Laine to say his club was embarrassed.

On Saturday, the Maple Leafs followed that with an 8-5 win over the New York Rangers at Air Canada Centre. The Buds scored five goals in the first period to chase Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.

So, count it: That’s 15 goals for the Leafs thus far.

Here are some stats about that historic pace.