DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves in his 12th career shutout, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
It marked the Maple Leafs’ second shutout of the Red Wings in the last 30 years. The last time was Curtis Joseph’s 3-0 victory on Dec. 6, 2000, in Detroit.
Toronto’s Michael Grabner came in on a breakaway and was hauled down by Danny DeKeyser with 29.5 seconds left in the second. Petr Mrazek made the save but as Grabner slid into the crease, the puck went into the net.
After a review, it was ruled that the puck crossed the line in a legal fashion before the net was displaced. It was Grabner’s first goal since Jan. 2.
Mrazek made 26 saves for the Red Wings, who had won two in a row. Detroit (34-24-11) is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 79 points.
The Maple Leafs appeared to score at 12:58 of the first when the rebound of Zach Hyman’s shot went off Ben Smith’s shoulder and into the net. But the goal was waved off and the call was upheld after a video review.
Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk was upended by Nazem Kadri late in the first period. Datsyuk immediately went to the dressing room.
The Wings announced in the second period that Datsyuk had an upper-body injury and was questionable to return. He came back at 15:01 of the second.
Detroit thought it had scored at 3:06 of the second when Luke Glendening’s rebound shot got past Bernier. After a review, officials overturned the call and said Glendening had batted the puck into the net with his hand.
NOTES: The Red Wings announced that D Niklas Kronwall has a sprained knee and will miss one to three weeks. … Red Wings F Darren Helm, who scored in overtime in Saturday’s 3-2 win against the New York Rangers, missed Sunday’s game due to the flu. … Only eight of the players who suited up for the Leafs on Sunday played in the opening night game in Detroit on Oct. 9. … The Maple Leafs got their second victory against an Atlantic Division team, improving to 2-12-7.