Reimer, Leivo lead Maple Leafs past Red Wings | Sunday, 09.29.2013 / 2:09 AM

James Reimer isn't making the decision about a starting goaltender easy for Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle.

Reimer, who led the Maple Leafs into the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season for the first time since 2004, is battling offseason acquisition Jonathan Bernier for the starting job. He didn't hurt his chances Saturday night by making 24 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Air Canada Centre.

"I tried to prove myself every day in practice and preparing myself and taking care of myself off the ice," Reimer said. "I feel like I've done the best that I can, and now it's up to Randy."

Josh Leivo scored twice and John-Michael Liles had the other goal for the Maple Leafs, who visit the Montreal Canadiens in their season-opener on Tuesday night.

"I think both of our goalies have played well," Carlyle said when asked about a starter. "I think that's probably to be our toughest decision."

Mitch Callahan had a third-period goal for the Red Wings, who open their season at home against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
14:19TOR Josh Leivo (1) Tip-in - ASST: Cody Franson (1), Andrew MacWilliam (1) 1 - 0 TOR
17:09TOR PPG - John-Michael Liles (1) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Colborne (1) 2 - 0 TOR
3rd Period
09:48TOR Josh Leivo (2) Wrist shot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (1), Joe Colborne (2) 3 - 0 TOR
16:00DET Mitch Callahan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Jurco (1), Jakub Kindl (1) 3 - 1 TOR
Three Stars of the Game
Josh Leivo
Josh Leivo
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 13:59
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .960
Andrew MacWilliam
Andrew MacWilliam
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 8
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:20
Penalty Summary
1st Period
11:11TOR Nazem Kadri  Holding  - 2 min against  Luke Glendening
2nd Period
01:03DET Jakub Kindl  Interference  - 2 min against  Nazem Kadri
17:05DET Xavier Ouellet  Hooking  - 2 min against  Nazem Kadri
3rd Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/11/2
Faceoff Wins2634
Blocked Shots1615
Penalty Minutes42
2B. SmithD00-10022:42
4J. KindlD0101220:27
14G. NyquistR0003018:18
15R. SheahanC0010016:17
20D. MillerL00-11014:27
21T. TatarL0001018:37
23B. LashoffD0000016:07
24N. PaetschD0001016:44
25C. EmmertonC00-23016:41
26T. JurcoR01-12013:49
37M. SamuelssonR00-20015:21
41L. GlendeningC0003017:01
48R. SproulD0002020:26
56T. PulkkinenL0004013:51
57M. CallahanR1012010:25
61X. OuelletD00-11223:08
70C. JarnkrokC0001012:37
81J. HogganR0010012:08
31J. Coreau89.88918:50
34P. Mrazek1618.88940:00
4C. FransonD0110015:10
12M. RaymondL0002021:05
22J. ColborneC0220014:44
23T. SmithC0002015:07
26J. LilesD1103018:40
28C. OrrR00-11010:58
29J. D'AmigoR0011013:57
32J. LeivoL2023013:59
39G. McKeggC00-10010:57
40T. BodieR0004014:53
43N. KadriC0001220:05
44M. RiellyD0010023:42
46D. BrollL0010012:25
50S. PercyD00-14021:21
55K. HolzerD0003021:47
56S. AbbottL0001017:39
57A. MacWilliamD0112019:20
59J. DevaneL00-10012:11
34J. Reimer2425.96060:00
35D. MacIntyre00.0000:00