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Red Wings, Maple Leafs to decide season series

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will decide the winner of the five-game season series at Air Canada Centre. Toronto evened it with a 2-1 shootout win Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings outshot the Maple Leafs 42-19, but goalie James Reimer made 41 saves.

Detroit will look to bounce back from a shootout loss to Florida, which did push them into a first-place tie with Tampa Bay, but left the Wings feeling a bit of disappointment. It's frustrating, it really is," Jimmy Howard said. "We keep having meeting after meeting after meeting about it. We work on it in practice. Just going to have to stick with it."

Regardless, the first-place Wings won't let a frustrating shootout loss affect their mentality going forward, as they'll look to shake it off tonight as they head into Toronto.

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