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Matthews gives Maple Leafs win against Red Wings

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Matthews roofs a backhander

TOR@DET: Matthews cashes in on his own rebound

Auston Matthews misses a one-timer attempt in front, but he snags his own rebound and lifts it over Jimmy Howard for a 3-2 Maple Leafs lead

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Auston Matthews scored the tiebreaking goal 37 seconds into the third period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena.

Mitchell Marner gave Toronto a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 3:49 of the first period. Gustav Nyquist tied it 1-1 at 13:09.

William Nylander put the Maple Leafs up 2-1 3:22 into the second period. Luke Glendening tied it 2-2 with 32 seconds left.

Leo Komarov scored an empty-net goal with 16 seconds left in the third.

Frederik Andersen made 21 saves for Toronto. Jimmy Howard made 23 for Detroit.

Video: Nylander records two points in 4-2 Maple Leafs win

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