Published March 26, 2011
DETROIT – Jiri Hudler broke a third-period tie and added an assist, Henrik Zetterberg also had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night,
Tomas Holmstrom and Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 15 saves before leaving 6:11 into the third period when Toronto's Joffrey Lupul fell on him as Lupul tied it at 2.
Joey MacDonald stopped nine shots in relief of Howard.
Nazem Kadri also scored for Toronto. James Reimer made 25 saves.
Hudler broke a 2-all tie 6:49 into third on a slap shot from the top of the left circle. It was his 10th goal. Bertuzzi added an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Lupul tied it when he swept the puck in while lying on Howard. It was Lupul's 11th goal.
Holmstrom gave Detroit a 2-1 lead 9:17 into the second period with a power-play goal. He tipped in Niklas Kronwall's shot from the point. Holmstrom has 15 goals.
Zetterberg opened the scoring 5:05 on a power play into the game when he beat Reimer with a backhand shot from the bottom of the left circle. It was Zetterberg's 22nd goal.
Kadri's second goal of the season tied it with 2:04 left in the first period. His wrist shot from the right circle beat Howard, who was screened.
NOTES: Red Wings C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body injury) and RW Johan Franzen (groin) sat out. ... Toronto D Brett Lebda is a former Red Wing. ... Saturday was Howard's 27th birthday. ... Red Wings' D Brian Rafalski limped off the ice and went to the locker room with a little over 4 minutes left in the second period after taking a hit along the boards from the Maple Leafs' Darryl Boyce. Boyce and Detroit's Justin Abdelkader fought a few seconds after the hit as Rafalski slowly made his way to the bench. Rafalski returned to the game.
(This version CORRECTS Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 2. Corrects saves for all three goalies.)