Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but things aren’t quite going as planned for the Capitals this postseason.

Fresh off winning their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top regular season team, a dominant Caps team looked to be in great position to erase the franchise’s postseason demons with a strong run for a Cup this spring.

But that was before the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to remind us all that, yes, they are actually good.

Through the first three games of the opening-round series, Toronto has not only been able to keep up with the Capitals, but fly past them. The young guys, just happy to be there, now find themselves up 2 games to 1, and has the NHL asking: Can the kids really do it?

Look at the series: After the Leafs let Game 1 slip away, they bounced back nicely and stole a win on the road before heading home to Toronto. Game 3 saw the Leafs’ take a second straight win in overtime, giving them a two games to one series lead over Caps.

It may not be time to panic in Washington just yet -- though it’d be hard to blame fans doing just that – but, at the very least, there’s significant cause for concern if you’re in the Caps’ corner.

At the top of that list of concerns lies the Maple Leafs’ top line.

In the winning effort, the Leafs’ top trio – comprised of three rookies in Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Zach Hyman – was absolutely phenomenal. They dominated possession in all situations and controlled play all night long, against the league’s top defense, no less.