Toronto Maple Leafs 2, St Louis Blues 3
Alex Pietrangelo scored the winner in the third at the St. Louis Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday night.
Brayden Schenn and Oskar Sundqvist had the other goals for St. Louis. Meanwhile, Jordan Binnington made 32 stops for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
William Nylander and Frederik Gauthier replied for the Maple Leafs. They have now dropped two straight.
The Leafs got 26 saves from Frederik Andersen. The number one returned to the crease after watching his team lose to the Montreal Canadiens in the second game of a back-to-back.
The visitors snapped a 2-2 deadlock at 7: 51 of the third when David Perron found a pinching Pietrangelo. He beat down-and-out Andersen from a tight angle at the bottom of the faceoff circle.
The goal was the second of the season for the St Louis captain, and the 400th point of his career and his 23rd game-winner to break with Al MacInnis for the most by a defenceman in franchise history.
St. Louis had a chance to put the game away when Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin went off with 4: 57 left in regulation. However, the Leafs had the luck as Binnington robbed Ilya Mikheyev with his right pad off the rush.
The Blues had opened the scoring at 8: 30 of the second through Sundqvist. Before Gauthier and Nylander turned the game around. However, the Blues didn’t take long to pull level as Shenn managed to squeeze the puck past Andersen.
The Maple Leafs play the Tampa Bay Lightning next on Thursday evening.