Glen Hanlon recorded Detroit's first playoff shutout in 21 years as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0, Wednesday night at Detroit to stave off elimination in the Norris Division finals.
Lee Norwood, Adam Oates and Brent Ashton each scored a goal as the Red Wings forced the best-of-seven series to a sixth game Friday night in Toronto, with the Maple Leafs leading 3-2. Game 7, if necessary, would be played Sunday back at Joe Louis Arena.
It was the first playoff shutout for the Red Wings since Roger Crozier blanked the Blackhawks, 7-0, on April 10, 1966, at Chicago. However, the Red Wings have played only 37 playoff games since then.
Hanlon, who faced 50 shots in a 3-2 overtime defeat Monday night in Toronto, handled 30 shots in Game 6. Toronto goaltender Ken Wregget faced 32 shots.