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Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News
Toronto Maple Leafs' Par Lindholm, rear, scores against the Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, left, during the second period on Friday.

In Toronto, the Maple Leafs exploded for four special-teams goals within a four-minute span in the second period, leading to a 6-2 exhibition victory Friday over the Red Wings.

Gustav Nyquist (power play) and Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit (6-1), which fell for the first time in the preseason.

BOX SCORE: Red Wings 6, Maple Leafs 2

Toronto’s Jake Gardiner (power play), John Tavares (power play), Patrick Marleau (power play) and Par Lindholm (short-handed) all scored in 3 minutes, 54 seconds to break open a 1-1 game.

Gardiner added another goal in the third period and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs.

The teams will close out the preseason Saturday night in Detroit.

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