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Leafs tie Detroit in final preseason game

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO (AP) -- Steve Brule and Igor Larionov scored third-period goals to rally the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs in a preseason game Sunday night.

Toronto (4-3-1-1) took a 2-0 lead on the strength of second-period goals by Gary Roberts and Karel Pilar.

Detroit closed within 2-1 at 2:20 of the third when Larionov banked a shot off the skate of Toronto goaltender Curtis Joseph.

Brule tied the game at 2 at 6:06 of the third, one-timing a pass from Kris Draper from the left faceoff circle.

Roberts, who returned after serving a three-game suspension for abusing an official, opened the scoring at 13:57 of the second period.

Pilar made it 2-0 with an unassisted, power-play goal at 18:10 of the second.

Joseph finished with 35 saves, including several spectacular stops midway through the third period. He also stopped Draper three times in overtime.

Dominik Hasek had 14 saves before being replaced by Manny Legace at 14:35 of the second period.

Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille did not dress for Detroit.
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