Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings Game Report Dec 6th, 2018

By: Nabeela Damji

Thursday, December 6, 2018

He came.  He skated. He got benched.


William Nylander’s welcome back to the NHL party was ruined by, well, himself.  He started on a line with Patrick Marleau and Auston Matthews, and by the end of it hadn’t seen a single second of ice time in the last 11 minutes of the game.

At least the hair looked nice. Very Gritty-esque. 

Dylan Larkin scored in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 win, and snapped the Leafs five game win streak on Thursday night in Toronto.

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and two assists, while Mike Green had a goal and a helper. Former Leaf Jonathan Bernier stopped 27 shots for the Wings.

Garret Sparks made 27 stops for the Leafs, while Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen both had a goal and an assist each.  John Tavares and Zach Hyman also scored.

The Wings showed a bit of carelessness, allowing three goals in less than nine minutes for the Leafs to tie it.

Tavares made it 4-2 off the rush at 2:38 of the third past Bernier for his 18th goal of the season. Hyman made it 4-3 burying a rebound six minutes later for his seventh of the year, and Johnsson tired it up at 4 with just over 12 minutes left.  It was his sixth of the year.

Then, two minutes into overtime, Larkin beat Sparks between the pads for the 5-4 win.