Leafs beat Wings 5-2
DETROIT (AP) — Ilya Mikheyev scored in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard’s gamble backfired, and the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Saturday night.
With the game tied at 1, Toronto’s Kasperi Kapanen flipped the puck up the ice, and Mikheyev appeared to have a step on Detroit defenseman Madison Bowey as the two chased it. Howard came well out of his net, hoping to beat Mikheyev to the puck, but the rookie forward got there first, stickhandled to his left and shot into the empty net with 29.5 seconds left in the period.
Jacob de la Rose and Darren Helm scored for Detroit.
Detroit visits Vancouver on Tuesday night.