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Detroit at Toronto

    Maple Leafs 4, Red Wings 2

    CBSSports.com wire reports
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    TORONTO -- Tomas Kaberle and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs used a strong power play to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Saturday.

    Clarke MacArthur and Tyler Bozak also had goals for Toronto (5-3-1), which went 3 for 6 with the man advantage. Phil Kessel added three assists.

    Cory Emmerton and Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings (3-4-0).

    The Maple Leafs wrapped up a busy of stretch of nine preseason games in 12 days, and didn't have much trouble with a team that more closely resembled Detroit's AHL affiliate than one of the Western Conference powerhouses.

    Red Wings coach Mike Babcock dressed only six or seven players who will open the regular season in the NHL. One of the veterans he sent in was Jimmy Howard because he wanted the No. 1 goalie to face a lot of shots. Babcock was likely hoping for a few more saves.

    Detroit briefly held a 1-0 lead courtesy of a power-play goal by Emmerton, but Toronto quickly took back the momentum. MacArthur made it 1-1 at 14:19 of the first period after linemate Mikhail Grabovski found him open in the slot.

    The Leafs went ahead 2-1 on another goal created from the rush. Bozak saw a pass intended for Kessel deflected off a Detroit player and in.

    A pair of power-play goals in the second period by Toronto put the game out of reach. Defenseman Dion Phaneuf was standing in front of the net for both of them -- causing some havoc when Versteeg cashed in a rebound at 4:41 and screening Howard when Kaberle's point shot found its way through at 11:41.

    It was an encouraging sign for the Leafs, who were ranked 30th on the power play last season.

    Leafs coach Ron Wilson replaced starting goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with backup Jussi Rynnas to start the third period. The only goal the Finn surrendered was to Tatar on a power play that came after Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn took exception to a hit from Justin Abdelkader and went after the Detroit forward.

    Schenn was assessed 19 minutes in penalties on the one play -- two for unsportsmanlike conduct, two for instigating, five for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct.

    It didn't hurt the team much. The crowd at Air Canada Centre rose to its feet as the final seconds ticked away on the preseason schedule.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    10:41Power Play - Cory Emmerton - Assists: Joakim Andersson and Jan Mursak
    14:19Power Play - Clarke MacArthur - Assists: Mikhail Grabovski and Carl Gunnarsson
    16:28Tyler Bozak - Assists: Phil Kessel and Mike Komisarek
    2nd Period
    4:41Power Play - Kris Versteeg - Assists: Tomas Kaberle and Phil Kessel
    11:41Power Play - Tomas Kaberle - Assists: Phil Kessel and Kris Versteeg
    3rd Period
    12:13Power Play - Tomas Tatar - Assists: Jonathan Ericsson and Jakub Kindl
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    5:36Nikolai Kulemin: cross-checking - minor
    7:20Mike Komisarek: high-sticking - minor
    9:59Justin Abdelkader: roughing - minor
    9:59Kris Versteeg: slashing - minor
    9:59Kris Versteeg: roughing - minor
    11:48Darren Helm: holding - minor
    12:19Drew Miller: tripping - minor
    19:24Mike Brown: charging - minor
    2nd Period
    4:03Joakim Andersson: holding - minor
    10:37Joakim Andersson: interference - minor
    3rd Period
    6:10Colton Orr: boarding - minor
    10:24Justin Abdelkader: fighting - major
    10:24Luke Schenn: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    10:24Luke Schenn: instigator - minor
    10:24Luke Schenn: fighting - major
    10:24Luke Schenn: misconduct - misconduct
    13:59Brendan Smith: interference - minor
    18:03Justin Abdelkader: tripping - minor
    Shots on Goal
     123OTT
    Detroit101313-36
    Toronto11126-29
    Goalies
    GoalieMINSSGA
    Jimmy Howard60:00254
    Jean-Sebastien Giguere40:00221
    Jussi Rynnas20:00121
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    Attendance - 18780
    Referees - Paul Devorski, Frederick L'Ecuyer
    Linesmen - Greg Devorski, David Brisebois
     
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