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Blake keys Maple Leafs' power surge

Sep 29, 2007 - 2:49 AM By Jeff Lieberman PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs benefited from three power-play goals to defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 6-4, on Friday and earn their first home victory in four tries in the preseason.

Jason Blake had a power-play goal and an assist for Toronto, while captain Mats Sundin set up a pair of tallies.

Thus far in the preseason, the pair has shown good chemistry since Blake joined the team after signing a five-year, $20 million deal in the offseason. Blake scored 40 goals last season as a member of the New York Islanders.

Darcy Tucker and defenseman Andy Wozniewski also netted power-play goals for Toronto.

Defenseman Ian White gave the Maple Leafs a 4-3 lead midway through the second period on a breakaway. But Kris Draper tied the game at 4-4 just 41 seconds later with his second goal of the evening, both of which were set up by Dallas Drake.

Blue-liner Niklas Kronwall had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings. Andrew Raycroft picked up the win for Toronto despite allowing four goals on only 15 shots.

Third on Detroit's depth chart, Jimmy Howard made 21 saves.

The teams conclude their preseasons Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 3 0 4
    TORONTO 1 4 1 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 2 (ANDREAS LILJA, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    0:42
    TOR - (PP) JASON BLAKE 2 (MATS SUNDIN, PAVEL KUBINA) 5:28
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 2 (MATS SUNDIN, JASON BLAKE) 0:39
    TOR - BOYD DEVEREAUX 1 (CHA

    Sep 28 10:15 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 4
    TORONTO 6
    3RD PRD: TOR - CHAD KILGER 4 (DARCY TUCKER) 17:27

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 10:07 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 3 4
    TORONTO 1 4 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 2 (ANDREAS LILJA, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    0:42
    TOR - (PP) JASON BLAKE 2 (MATS SUNDIN, PAVEL KUBINA) 5:28
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 2 (MATS SUNDIN, JASON BLAKE) 0:39
    TOR - BOYD DEV

    Sep 28 9:15 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 4
    TORONTO 5
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) ANDY WOZNIEWSKI 1 (IAN WHITE, ALEX STEEN) 16:43
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 9:14 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 4
    TORONTO 4
    2ND PRD: DET - KRIS DRAPER 3 (DALLAS DRAKE, AARON DOWNEY) 11:59

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 9:00 PM


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    DETROIT 3
    TORONTO 4
    2ND PRD: TOR - IAN WHITE 1 (STAFFAN KRONWALL) 11:18

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 3
    TORONTO 3
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) PAVEL DATSYUK 3 (NIKLAS KRONWALL) 3:22

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 8:44 PM


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    DETROIT 2
    TORONTO 3
    2ND PRD: DET - KRIS DRAPER 2 (DALLAS DRAKE) 2:58

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 8:42 PM


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    DETROIT 1
    TORONTO 3
    2ND PRD: TOR - BOYD DEVEREAUX 1 (CHAD KILGER, JOHN POHL) 2:38

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 1
    TORONTO 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) DARCY TUCKER 2 (MATS SUNDIN, JASON BLAKE) 0:39

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 8:40 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 1
    TORONTO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 2 (ANDREAS LILJA, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    0:42
    TOR - (PP) JASON BLAKE 2 (MATS SUNDIN, PAVEL KUBINA) 5:28
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DET 7

    Sep 28 8:14 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 1
    TORONTO 1
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) JASON BLAKE 2 (MATS SUNDIN, PAVEL KUBINA) 5:28

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 7:49 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 1
    TORONTO 0
    1ST PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 2 (ANDREAS LILJA, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    0:42

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 7:40 PM
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    roots
    Bruins Added 5 roots

    Red Wings vs. Maple LeafsSep 28 5:35 PM