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Blues Vs Leafs Recap: Petro Burns Leafs

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Jordan Binnington stopped 32 of 34 on the way to a 3-2 Blues win in Toronto.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

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

D-Pairs

Carl Gunnarson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk

Goaltender

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights:

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.

Goals:

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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I think St. Louis has a new dance craze.

Some post game from Toronto’s ‘Cock.

Postgame comments.

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