Toronto Maple Leafs lead best-of-seven series 2-1
Johnny Bower concedes just his second goal in the last eighty-four shots faced as Detroit pepper him with rubber without much joy. The lone Red Wings goal came at a crucial time, tying the game at 1-1, when Floyd Smith jumped on a loose pass and raced in alone on goal. Dave Keon had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead midway through the second period on their only powerplay of the game after Detroit squandered three chances with the man advantage through the first frame.
Terry Sawchuk was determined to make up for his recent form and robbed a couple of Leafs players, not least of all Bob Pulford on his own breakaway during a frantic middle period. Then, with the referee ready to blow on a delayed penalty to Detroit, Carl Brewer stepped up to score his second goal in as many games. Thiryt-two seconds later and it was 3-1 in favour of Toronto when Pulford made up for his early missed chance by sending Bob Nevin's cross-ice pass into the top corner.
10:59 TOR PPG Keon (2) Mahovlich, Armstrong
14:22 DET Smith (1)
17:42 TOR Brewer (2) Harris, Mahovlich
18:16 TOR Pulford (2) Nevin, Douglas
TOR Bower 44/45
DET Sawchuk 24/27