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