By Dave Hart
Maple Leafs 1 Red Wings 0 – Michael Grabner’s game-winning goal with 30 seconds left in the second period led the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Red Wings on Sunday night.
Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek played strong in net despite taking the loss. He stopped 26 of 27 shots.
The Red Wings are now 34-24-11 on the season, good for 79 points and fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They are three points ahead of Philadelphia for the final playoff spot with 13 games remaining.
Detroit will open a four-game road swing starting Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Record: 34-24-11 79 pts
4th Place in Atlantic Division (7 pts behind Boston)
8th Place in Eastern Conference (24 pts behind Washington)
3 pts ahead of Philadelphia for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 28 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 32 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 53 pts
Misery # towards elimination from a playoff berth: 30 pts
Misery # towards elimination from Atlantic Division title: 20 pts
Misery # towards elimination from Eastern Conference title: 3 pts
Next Game: 03/15/2016 @ Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 p.m. @ Wells Fargo Center
Stats: Goals- N/A. Assists- N/A. Goaltender- Petr Mrazek L (26-14-6) 26 saves on 27 shots.