Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning
goal with 10 seconds left in overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0
victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the back end of a home-and-home series
Zetterberg, who had four assists against the Maple Leafs in Friday’s 4-1
triumph, took a crisp cross-ice pass from Niklas Kronwall in the slot and
slapped a shot off the right post past Jonathan Bernier to give Detroit its
second win in as many nights.
Jonas Gustavsson posted a 30-save shutout in his first start of the season in
place of starter Jimmy Howard, who was unavailable due to a sore groin.
Bernier made 31 stops for the Maple Leafs, who lost their fourth straight game
against the Red Wings.
Both teams had prime chances late in the opening stanza.
Andrej Nestrasil took a quick pass from Darren Helm behind the net and was
denied point-blank by Bernier in close.
Moments later, Mike Santorelli raced through the neutral zone past Kronwall on
a breakaway, but Gustavsson stayed with him, making a leg save with under a
minute to play.
With five minutes left in the second, Gustavsson misplayed the puck behind
his net and got back in between the pipes just in time to deny Joffrey Lupul’s
David Clarkson received a pass down low, spun around and sent a pass through
the crease, but Roman Polak, who had a wide-open net facing him, never got a
shot off due to Helm’s tight coverage midway through the third.
Bernier robbed Justin Abdelkader’s shot from the left circle with a diving
glove save to keep the game tied late in the third.
Tomas Tatar’s shot from the top of the right circle rang off the far post
represented the best chance in a frantic back-and-forth extra session which
produced just three shots.
Detroit forward Stephen Weiss made his season debut, replacing forward Johan
Franzen, who was out of the lineup due to a lower-body injury … It was the
650th all-time meeting between the two teams … Toronto has successfully
killed off 22 straight Detroit power plays dating back to last season.