Series (Game 2 of 2)

Toronto leads 2-0

Game 1: Friday, September 30th
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Red Wings3
Game 2: Saturday, October 1st
Red Wings1Final
Maple Leafs4

Red Wings 1

(4-4-1, 9 pts)

Maple Leafs 4

(3-4-0, 6 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 1, 2005

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Top Skaters

Toronto 4, Detroit 1

TORONTO (AP) -- Coach Pat Quinn used the Toronto Maple Leafs' last preseason game to try out forward combinations for the regular season and came away with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Jeff O'Neill, Mariusz Czerkawski, Andy Wozniewski and Nik Antropov scored for the Leafs, while Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Red Wings.

The line with 6-foot-5 captain Mats Sundin between the 6-foot-6 Antropov and the 6-foot-4 Alexei Ponikarovsky was formidable.

Jason Allison, playing only his second preseason game after a sore hip kept him out of others, meshed effectively with Czerkawski and Darcy Tucker, and O'Neill looked good on a wing with youngsters Matt Stajan and Alexander Steen.

Eric Lindros, in an unfamiliar fourth-line role, had a strong game centering Tie Domi and Chad Kilger. In four exhibitions, Lindros didn't get a point.

O'Neill scored on a power play at 15:48 of the first period. His shot caromed past goalie Jimmy Howard off the left skate blade of defenseman Chris Chelios.

O'Neill scored three goals in five preseason appearances. The 29-year-old right-winger scored only 14 goals for Carolina in 2003-2004, and Quinn would love it if he could get back to the 30-goal mark he reached the previous two seasons.

Czerkawski dashed down the right wing and lifted a backhand shot over a kneeling Howard's catching mitt at 7:41 of the second period. It was Czerkawski's third goal in seven exhibitions. The 33-year-old Polish right-winger netted 25 for the New York Islanders in 2003-2004.

Datsyuk made it 2-1 at 17:25 of the second with a quick shot past Tellqvist, who'd been entertaining the announced Air Canada Center crowd of 19,159 with acrobatic saves. Datsyuk, a late arrival at Detroit's camp, was having difficulty adjusting to the stricter officiating on obstruction. He took three penalties before scoring.

Howard stopped Sundin on a breakaway before the second break, but Wozniewski, battling for the last roster spot on the Toronto blue-line, made it 3-1 with a long shot at 1:47 of the third period.

On power plays, Detroit was 0-for-7 and Toronto was 1-for-6.

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