One player who isn't struggling to shoot the puck though, is Leafs superstar Phil Kessel, who has recorded 8 shots through 40 minutes, a whopping 44.4% of Toronto's total shots.
The one time the Leafs did manage to get a great scoring opportunity, Jimmy Howard came up with an amazing save on Nazem Kadri. Shortly after, Detroit was stuffed on an open net chance by a perfect stick block by Carl Gunnarsson to keep the game knotted at zero, but eventually the Wings would break through.
The goal came on a two-on-one rush by Henrik Zetterberg and Daniel Alfredsson, with Zetterberg firing a pass off of Alfredsson's skate and into the net behind Jonathan Bernier.
After the goal, Detroit missed several high quality chances to run away with the game, with Bernier playing a large part in keeping it within one. After seeing their goaltender save their bacon, the Leafs began to push the play in the other direction, drawing a penalty from Jakub Kindl, only to see Howard pull out even greater heroics to preserve the lead.
Toronto's pressure would pay off though, with James van Riemsdyk getting a second whack at a rebound off of a Phil Kessel shot that bounced up in the air, baseball swinging the puck through Howard.
The action didn't stop until the final whistle, with Zetterberg setting up Alfredsson for a chance as the horn blew to end the period. We've got a game.
During the second intermission, US women's hockey roster for the upcoming Olympics was announced.