DETROIT - Mike Santorelli scored Toronto's second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Santorelli, the Maple Leafs' third shooter, got the puck past Jimmy Howard to lift Toronto to its third straight win and even the season series with its Atlantic Division rival.
Tyler Bozak also had a shootout goal for Toronto. Pavel Datsyuk netted the lone goal for the Red Wings in the tiebreaker.
Detroit broke a scoreless tie late in the second period when Tomas Jurco flicked a rebound of his shot to Gustav Nyquist, who spun and wristed the puck past prone goalie James Reimer.
Toronto made it 1-1 early in the third when Phil Kessel tapped in James van Riemsdyk's centring pass for his 15th goal.
Reimer made 41 saves. Howard stopped 18 shots.