Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron
Zach Sanford - Tyler Bozak - Robby Fabbri
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alexander Steen
Carl Gunnarson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk
First Period -
Jordan Binnington had to be sharp early in this one. With seven minutes gone in the first, Binnington made a great save on a chance from Kasperi Kapanen.
Neither team found the back of the net in the first period. Shots in the period were 15-7 in favor of the Leafs.
Second Period -
The Blues were the first to put up a goal in this one. Oskar Sundqvist received a pass from Ivan Barbashev that Sunqvist took up ice. Sundqvist fired a slap shot at Leafs’ starter Frederik Andersen giving the Blues a 1-0 lead. Binnington also received credit for his first point in the NHL notching an assist.
Three minutes later the Leafs tied the game at one. Jason Spezza somehow batted the puck out of midair. Frederik Gauthier was there to fire the puck into the wide open net, and tie the game at one.
Just 24 seconds later, William Nylander makes it a 2-1 game. Nylander finishes off what was a great passing sequence by the Leafs.
With less than a minute left in the period, Brayden Schenn tied the game at two a piece. Schenn was the benefactor of a loose puck right in front of the net. He wrists a shot on net from point blank range that Anderson just couldn’t stop.
Shots were 15-11 Blues in the second. It looked like it was going to be one of those trademark shitty seconds for the Blues but they rebounded nicely after the Nylander goal.
Third Period -
The Captain pleaded his case for a new contract after he scored the eventual game winner. David Perron found Pietrangelo with a cross ice pass. Pietrangelo fired the puck into the net for his 400th NHL point. Shoutout to FSMW for the awful camera angle.
The Leafs tried some razzle dazzle late in the game, but Binnington was up to the task to deny the game tying goal.
The Blues go on to win it 3-2. Final shot totals were 34-30 as mentioned up above. The Blues have a few days off before they take on Ottawa on Thursday.
STL - Sundqvist from Barbashev and Binnington; Schenn from Schwartz and Tarasenko; Pietrangelo from Perron and Blais
TOR - Gauthier from Spezza and Petan; Nylander from Ceci and Johnsson.
From the Twit Machine:
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And just in case you’re wondering how many points Auston Matthews collected tonight. pic.twitter.com/716wuq8nzg— Justin Dubya (@justin03) October 8, 2019
I think St. Louis has a new dance craze.
This is our new favorite dance and we’re calling it The Sundqvist pic.twitter.com/0wS0T0sy5Y— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 7, 2019
Some post game from Toronto’s ‘Cock.
Babcock: "Good teams find a way to win. The game is right there on the line going into the 3rd period & they found a way to get one & we didn't ... In the end, that's what good teams do. You get a swagger about you, you know you're going to win & you find a way to win"— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 8, 2019
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