National Hockey League
St. Louis 3, Toronto 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, October 7, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Jake Brenk, Brad Meier
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 19466

Alex Pietrangelo scored the tiebreaking goal from a sharp angle during the third period, and the visiting St. Louis Blues held on to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Monday night.

It was the second straight victory for last season's Stanley Cup champions after they lost their season opener in a shootout. The Maple Leafs fell for the first time in regulation after winning their first two games and losing in a shootout.

Oskar Sundqvist and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who got 32 saves by Jordan Binnington. The goaltender also had an assist -- the first of his career -- on Sundqvist's goal.

Frederik Gauthier and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs while Frederik Andersen made 27 saves.

The Blues took the lead on Sundqvist's first goal of the season, a slap shot from the top of the right circle that went underneath Andersen's glove at 8:30 of the second period. Ivan Barbashev's pass set up Sundqvist.

The Maple Leafs scored twice in 24 seconds to take a 2-1 lead. Jason Spezza knocked the puck out of the air to Gauthier, who scored his second goal this season at 11:34 of the second.

Nylander then scored his second of the season, starting and finishing a three-way passing play with Cody Ceci and Andreas Johnsson.

Schenn tied the game with his second goal of the season at 19:12 of the second. He found the five-hole with his shot after he drifted into the slot to accept Jaden Schwartz's pass.

The Blues took a 3-2 lead when Pietrangelo notched his second goal on a shot from low in the right circle at 7:51 of the third period, set up by David Perron.

The Blues went on a power play at 15:03 of the third when Jake Muzzin took a slashing penalty. Binnington was forced to stop a short-handed attempt by Ilya Mikheyev.

Toronto removed Andersen for an extra attacker with more than two minutes remaining but couldn't come up with the tying goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Toronto
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Points Frederik Gauthier 1
Alex Pietrangelo 1 Goals Frederik Gauthier 1
Ivan Barbashev 1 Assists Cody Ceci 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jordan Binnington .941 Save Percentage Frederik Andersen .900
Jordan Binnington 32 Saves Frederik Andersen 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 30 3 0-3 2-2 6 28
Toronto 34 2 0-2 3-3 8 28
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Ottawa. The Blues have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.