The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2
With Toronto doing a good job containing the Detroit line of Delvecchio - P. MacDonald - Howe the Red Wings turned to the supporting cast to find goals. Despite continuing to struggle on the powerplay - nine minutes of 5-on-4, including a five minute major to Kent Douglas in the first period - Detroit managed to score inside the first minute of the game, Bill Gadsby scoring just forty-two seconds in. The Leafs then tied it at 1-1 with an early goal of their own in the second period through Dave Keon who has scored all three of his goals on the powerplay.
Then the third lines battled for supremacy and it was the home side unit that started to take control of the game with goals from Bruce MacGregor and Vic Stasiuk, their first of of the postseason after combining for sixteen throughout the regular season. George Armstrong is tied for second in the playoffs with Parker MacDonald on seven goals, one behind Gordie Howe, as the goals continued to be scored early in periods; Armstrong's the latest with over six minutes played in the third. The Leafs pulled Bower for the extra skater but Detroit ties up the series with their second one-goal win of the finals.
0:42 DET Gadsby (2) Barkley
0:50 TOR PPG Keon (3) Mahovlich
4:26 DET MacGregor (1) Stasiuk, Goegan
5:11 DET Stasiuk (1) Jeffrey, MacGregor
6:20 TOR Armstrong (7) Keon, Horton
TOR Bower 43/46
DET Sawchuk 31/33