Red Wings beat Maple Leafs in OT

Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar (21), of Slovakia, skates to the goal against Toronto Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas during the second period of an NHL hockey games Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Detroit.

DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series.

Zetterburg streaked down the right side and sent Niklas Kronwall’s centering pass over Jonathan Bernier’s shoulder.

Detroit’s Jonas Gustavson made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout while Bernier stopped 31 in his third loss of the season.

Tomas Tatar almost ended the game 80 seconds into overtime but his shot past a distracted Bernier nicked the left post and zipped away.

The Red Wings won 4-1 a night earlier in Toronto but the Original Six rivals treated a boisterous crowd — there were plenty of blue-and-white jerseys in the stands — to a much more dramatic show in the rematch.

Both goalies were sharp throughout regulation but Gustavson faced tougher chances, including James Van Riemsdyk’s breakaway in the first period and a quick series of shots late in the second.

Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist, who’d scored in each of the team’s first four games, saw his streak end but not without two great looks at the top of the net. Both shots were high.

The Red Wings were without winger Johan Franzen, who left Friday’s win with leg spasms after scoring the team’s first two goals. Coach Mike Babcock said he’d be a game-time decision and Franzen was scratched after warming up.

Regular goalie Jimmy Howard, who got the win Friday night, was placed on the 48-hour injured reserve with a sore groin.

NOTES: Detroit C Stephen Weiss took Franzen’s spot in the lineup Saturday night. He’d been a healthy scratch in the team’s first four games. … Toronto RW Brandon Kozun missed the game after suffering a high ankle sprain in Friday’s loss. The Maple Leafs did not know the results of his MRI on Saturday. … The Red Wings recalled G Petr Mrazek from AHL Grand Rapids to back up Gustavson.

 

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