Bozak Leads Leafs Past Red Wings

The Canadian Press | Saturday, 11.22.2014 / 11:19 PM

TORONTO -- Tyler Bozak scored twice to help the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Air Canada Center on Saturday.

Bozak scored a shorthanded goal 3:44 into the third period when he poked the puck away from Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall and raced in against goalie Jimmy Howard on a breakaway. Bozak lifted the puck on the backhand over Howard's glove hand for his seventh goal of the season.

Bozak made it 4-1 with an empty-net goal with 1:47 left. Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves for Toronto, which won its second in a row since a 9-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

The Maple Leafs saluted their fans afterward after not doing so following a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Leo Komarov gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead Saturday with his second goal of the season. Komarov picked up a loose puck from Mike Santorelli and skated in against Howard. Komarov's shot went off defenseman Jonathan Ericsson past Howard with 8:21 left in the first period.

Tomas Tatar tied the game 1-1 with 9:32 left in the second period with his ninth goal of the season. Tatar one-timed a pass across the attacking zone from Xavier Ouellet past Bernier. Tatar's goal was his fifth goal and seventh point in the past five games. It was the first NHL point for Ouelette, a defenseman playing his sixth game.

Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak sustained a lower-body injury after he delivered a check on Tatar before he scored and did not return. Polak's left ankle was caught underneath Tatar as he went down to the ice; he was helped off by teammates.

Peter Holland made it 3-1 with his fifth goal of the season with 4:22 left in the third. Holland stole the puck from Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist and took it all the way in on Howard and snapped a wrist shot to the blocker side for the goal.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:39TOR Leo Komarov (2) ASST: Mike Santorelli (7) 1 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
10:28DET Tomas Tatar (9) ASST: Xavier Ouellet (1), Brian Lashoff (2) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
03:44TOR SHG - Tyler Bozak (7) ASST: NONE 2 - 1 TOR
15:38TOR Peter Holland (5) ASST: NONE 3 - 1 TOR
18:13TOR EN - Tyler Bozak (8) ASST: Daniel Winnik (8), Leo Komarov (12) 4 - 1 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Bernier
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 20-21
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .963SH: 2-2
Tyler Bozak
Tyler Bozak
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:09
Peter Holland
Peter Holland
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 16:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:36DET Johan Franzen  Hooking against  Peter Holland
05:21DET Luke Glendening  Hi-sticking against  Dion Phaneuf
12:38TOR Peter Holland  Tripping against  Henrik Zetterberg
17:03DET Johan Franzen  Holding against  Tyler Bozak
2nd Period
08:03DET Gustav Nyquist  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
3rd Period
03:34TOR Stephane Robidas  Boarding against  Justin Abdelkader
10:09TOR Stephane Robidas  Holding against  Tomas Tatar
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/4
Faceoff Wins3930
Blocked Shots1417
Penalty Minutes86
8J. AbdelkaderL00-24018:33
14G. NyquistR00-34217:02
15R. SheahanC0011014:17
17D. ClearyR0001011:25
18J. AnderssonC00-10012:08
20D. MillerL00-11013:31
21T. TatarL1013014:44
23B. LashoffD0110014:20
26T. JurcoR0010013:32
27K. QuinceyD00-13019:23
40H. ZetterbergL00-33018:44
41L. GlendeningC00-10213:21
43D. HelmC0001014:16
52J. EricssonD00-14019:24
55N. KronwallD00-30022:55
61X. OuelletD0111016:32
65D. DeKeyserD00-21021:14
93J. FranzenR00-30417:17
35J. Howard2427.88959:22
3D. PhaneufD0031024:18
4C. FransonD0032026:14
12S. RobidasD0011421:33
18R. PanikL000106:17
21J. van RiemsdykL0001017:37
23T. SmithC000108:22
24P. HollandC1012216:55
25M. SantorelliC0101014:42
26D. WinnikL0132016:11
32J. LeivoL000106:14
42T. BozakC2022019:09
43N. KadriC0004017:14
44M. RiellyD0011017:13
46R. PolakD00-1008:22
47L. KomarovC1111017:13
51J. GardinerD00-15022:52
71D. ClarksonR0011015:27
81P. KesselR0001018:07
45J. Bernier2627.96360:00