Maple Leafs-Red Wings: Toronto Wins in Overtime

Jacob DearloveAnalyst IFebruary 9, 2008

On a day when hockey is celebrated across Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs took a 3-2 overtime decision against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Leafs have won three of their last four games against very strong teams in Ottawa, Montreal, and Detroit.

Nik Antropov tipped home Anton Stralman's point-shot just over a minute into the extra period in his first game back since his three-game suspension for abuse of an official.

Darcy Tucker scored for the Leafs nine minutes into the game to take an early lead on the power play. Almost 28 minutes later, Niklas Lidstrom scored to tie up the contest with just over three minutes left in the second period.

Mikael Samuelsson then took the lead for the Red Wings with a goal 11:18 into the third period. The goal was quickly followed with an equalizer from Mats Sundin.

The Wings out-shot the Leafs 34-25 as Vesa Toskala now has a 6-3-1 record in his last 10 games and an overall record of 20-16-5 on the year. Toskala is now 6-1-0-0 in his career against the Detroit Red Wings.

Chad Kilger sat out his fifth straight game for personal reasons while Alexei Ponikarovsky missed his seventh straight game with a dislocated shoulder.

Kris Newbury was sent down to the Marlies again after getting in a scrap and scoring a goal against the Canadiens on Thursday night. This left Don Cherry outraged on Coach's Corner Saturday night in Winkler, Manitoba.

Toronto travels to Buffalo on Wednesday night.