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Toronto 10, Detroit 7
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 26, 2022
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Andrew Smith, Jonathan Deschamps
Attendance: 18791

Mitch Marner had his first career four-goal game to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 10-7 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday in a wild offensive game.

Marner also picked up two assists in the first game since 2011 to feature 17 goals combined.

Lucas Raymond had two goals and Filip Hronek had a goal and three assists for Detroit.

After Toronto held a 7-2 lead going into the third, Detroit mounted a furious comeback, scoring four goals in the first 5:21 of the third to make it 7-6 Maple Leafs.

Toronto briefly quelled the rally with 12:56 remaining on a goal by Ilya Mikheyev, but Detroit made it 8-7 with 12:15 left in the game on a goal by Raymond.

However, Toronto's Ondrej Kase scored a backbreaking short-handed goal with 9:27 remaining to make it 9-7 Maple Leafs.

Marner then added his fourth goal of the game with 4:19 remaining to give Toronto a 10-7 lead.

Toronto jumped on Detroit from the start, taking a 2-0 lead 6:18 into the game.

First, William Nylander fired a shot from the right face-off circle underneath the crossbar to make it 1-0 Toronto with 16:08 remaining in the first period.

Michael Bunting then took a neat backhand pass from Justin Holl behind the net and shoved the puck with his backhand into the goal with 13:42 remaining in the first to give Toronto a 2-0 lead.

With 9:27 left in the first, Detroit cut Toronto's lead to 2-1 when Raymond scored on a shot in-between the face-off circles.

But Toronto answered just 33 seconds later, taking a 3-1 lead when David Kampf tipped home a point shot by Mikheyev.

Toronto continued its offensive onslaught in the second, taking a 4-1 lead just 33 seconds into the period on a goal by Marner, who fired an innocent looking shot from the right face-off circle that hit the skate of Detroit defenseman Carter Rowney and went in.

Marner then scored two more goals, one with 15:47 remaining in the second and another with 10:41 to go in the second, to complete a natural hat trick and give Toronto a 6-1 lead.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Toronto   Detroit
Mitchell Marner 6 Points Filip Hronek 4
Mitchell Marner 4 Goals Lucas Raymond 2
Michael Bunting 4 Assists Filip Hronek 3
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Ondrej Kase 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jack Campbell .800 Save Percentage Alex Nedeljkovic .760
Jack Campbell 20 Saves Alex Nedeljkovic 19
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 39 10 0-0 3-3 6 33
Detroit 33 7 0-3 0-0 0 23
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .433 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .676 after a win and .611 after a loss.