TORONTO — Bob Probert's goal at 10:29 of the third period snapped a tie and lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night, tying the Norris Division final at three wins apiece.
The Red Wings, trying to become only the third franchise in National Hockey League history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in Stanley Cup play, host the seventh and deciding game Sunday night.
Probert, camped 10 feet in front of Toronto goaltender Ken Wregget, collected a centering pass from Gerard Gallant and, in one motion, whipped the puck into the far corner, past Wregget's lunge.
Shawn Burr rolled a 60-foot backhander into an empty net with 11 seconds left to complete the scoring.
The goal was the first of the playoffs for Probert, a forward known more for his fighting ability than his scoring touch.