Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 4-1

Toronto, ON ( – Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the
Toronto Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals for a 4-1 win over the
Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

The goals from James van Riemsdyk, Richard Panik, Morgan Rielly and an empty-
netter from Nazem Kadri gave the Maple Leafs their first four-game winning
streak of the season.

It includes back-to-back victories over the Red Wings, who fell to Toronto 2-1
in a shootout on Wednesday.

Saturday marked the fifth and final meeting of the season between the Atlantic
Division foes. The Maple Leafs won the last three after the Red Wings swept a
home-and-home in October.

Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit and Petr Mrazek gave up three goals on 40

The Red Wings have lost three in a row for the second time this season. They
were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Friday.

The Maple Leafs took a 2-1 lead with 2:10 remaining in the second period after
Korbinian Holzer stole the puck in the Toronto zone and banked a pass off the
neutral-zone boards to Panik, who skated in alone against Mrazek and deked to
his backhand to beat the Detroit goalie through the legs.

Rielly made it 3-1 on a wrist shot from the left circle that squeaked through
Mrazek’s left arm and torso on the far side 1:42 into the third period and
Kadri scored into an empty net with 3:14 remaining.

Earlier, the teams traded power-play goals a minute apart in the first period.

Kronwall’s one-timer from the point off a pass from Johan Franzen gave the Red
Wings a 1-0 lead at 15:27 but the Maple Leafs tied it when Phil Kessel’s shot
hit van Riemsdyk standing in front of the crease and deflected in.

Game Notes

Daniel Winnik had two assists for Toronto … The Maple Leafs have won four in
a row for the first time since a six-game streak from Jan. 12-21 … The Red
Wings host Columbus on Tuesday to start a four-game homestand … The Maple
Leafs continue a three-game homestand on Sunday against Los Angeles.