Detroit Red Wings 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 5
Ilya Mikheyev and Nicholas Shore each scored and recorded an assist as the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Saturday evening.
Jake Muzzin, Trevor Moore and Alexander Kerfoot also scored for the Maple Leafs. Meanwhile, Frederik Andersen returned to form, and made 25 saves.
Jacob de la Rose had a goal and an assist for Detroit. Darren Helm also scored. Meanwhile, Jimmy Howard made 36 stops.
The game was tied 1-1 after the opening period.
The Red Wings scored first at 3:44 when Patrik Nemeth took a shot from the point. His shot was deflected by de la Rose and stopped by Andersen. De la Rose latched onto the rebound and backhanded it into the net.
The Maple Leafs outshot Detroit 13-9 during that opening period, and tied the scores at the 9:57 mark.
Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski had the puck taken away by Dmytro Timashov, who passed it to Shore. He cut to his left and scored on a backhander.
The Maple Leafs had an 11-8 shots advantage in the second period and took advantage of their dominance when they scored in the final minute of the second.
Mikheyev got behind the defense after Kasperi Kapanen flipped the puck out of his zone. Howard came out, but Mikheyev beat him to the puck and fired it into the empty net.
Then, Kerfoot scored off a rebound at 9:11 of the third. The Leafs won a faceoff in the Detroit zone. Howard made a pad save off a Mikheyev shot. However, Kerfoot pounced on the rebound and smashed it into the net.
Helm scored for the second time in as many games just 24 seconds later to cut the Leafs’ lead to one.
Anthony Mantha nearly tied it seconds later when his shot bounced off the crossbar.
Muzzin then punished Detroit for their miss, when he scored his first goal of the season on a wrist shot off a Timashov feed to give the Leafs a two-goal cushion again.
Moore scored an empty-netter to clinch the win for the Maple Leafs.