MIKE SANTORELLI scored Toronto's second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings, 2-1, last night in Detroit.
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 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 centering pass for his 15th goal.
Reimer made 41 saves. Howard stopped 18 shots.
Detroit outshot the Maple Leafs 40-16 in regulation but went to overtime after missing on several good chances, including three breakaways. Datsyuk had the best opportunity but shot high late in the first.
* Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering multiple facial fractures and a concussion after colliding with the boards during Tuesday's game against the Islanders.
Also, the NHL suspended Minnesota defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of Islanders forward Brock Nelson.