DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg scored the winning goal early in the third period as the Detroit Red Wings doubled up the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Friday night.
Zetterberg's goal came on a tic-tac-toe play with Gustav Nyquist and Mike Green that left Toronto goaltender James Reimer down and out with no chance to stop the puck.
Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller and Brad Richards also scored for the Red Wings (5-0-2), who got a 31-save performance from Jimmy Howard.
James van Riemsdyk and Mark Arcobello supplied the offence for the Maple Leafs (3-4-0) as Reimer kicked out 26-of-29 shots in a losing cause.
Detroit went 0 for 2 on the power play while Toronto scored once on two chances with the man advantage.
Van Riemsdyk put the Leafs ahead just 1:09 into the game. Abdelkader responded just over a minute later and Miller gave the Wings a 2-1 lead at the 5:21 mark.
Arcobello tied the game on the power play at 19:28 of the second period before Zetterberg put Detroit ahead for good 3:57 into the third. Richards added an empty-net goal to seal the win.
The Leafs dressed mostly veterans, with only prospects Zach Hyman and Kasperi Kapanen in the lineup. The 23-year-old Hyman had 13:23 of ice time and recorded one shot on net. Kapanen, 19, played 14:44 and earned an assist on Arcobello's power-play goal.
Both clubs will wrap up pre-season play on Saturday with a rematch in Toronto.