Leafs take over, topple Red Wings 4-2

Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News on

Published in Hockey

DETROIT — There's little doubt the Toronto Maple Leafs have some world class offensive players, and they certainly showed it Monday against the Red Wings.

Many of the Leafs' stars got on the scoresheet as Toronto rolled to a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings.

The loss ended the Wings' four-game winning streak, while Toronto (14-5-5) has won four straight.

Moritz Seider opened the scoring with his second goal, 4 minutes, 45 seconds into the game, but the Leafs roared back with four unanswered goals.

Adam Erne cut the Leafs lead to 4-2 at 12:41 of the third period with his third goal, deflecting Seider's shot past goaltender Matt Murray.

Auston Matthews (11th goal), William Nylander (13th, on the power play), Mitch Marner (seventh goal, extending his consecutive point streak to 17 games), and Rasmus Sandin had Leafs goals while Murray made 41 saves.


Goaltender Ville Husso (nine saves on 13 shots) started but was replaced after Sandin's goal on a long drive from the top of the circle made it 4-1. Alex Nedeljkovic replaced Husso and stopped all 12 shots faced while seeing his first game action since Nov. 12.

The Red Wings debuted a new look against the Maple Leafs as they continue their season-long, five-game homestand.

The Wings debuted their Adidas Reverse Retro jerseys, the first of six games they will wear them this season, but they certainly didn't bring them any good fortune.

If this was a measuring stick, the Wings looked a bit overmatched against one of the NHL powerhouses.


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