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Red Wings Cut Leafs’ Series Lead to 2-1

Apr. 15, 1963 - Rookie Alex Faulkner, the Red Wings' third-line center, scored a pair of second period goals last night to lift the rebounding Wings to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Detroit Olympia, cutting the Leaf edge in the Stanley Cup final series to 2-1. Faulkner, who was claimed by the Wings in the intra-league draft last June, scored only 10 goals during the regular season, but has now picked up 5 goals in 9 playoff games, including 3 winning shots. Faulkner put Detroit ahead 2-1 at 8:13 of the second period when he snapped in a 10-footer from in front of the net past Johnny Bower. After Tim Horton tied it at 2-2 at 13:06, Faulkner came through with his second goal 33 seconds later. Marcel Pronovost slammed in a hard shot from the blue line, and Faulkner tipped it past the Leaf netminder at 13:39. Toronto's Frank Mahovlich, who missed Thursday's game with a knee injury, played only briefly. The Wings will attempt to tie the series at 2-2 in Detroit Tuesday night, when the clubs play the fourth game of the series.


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