National Hockey League
Montreal 6, St. Louis 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: 21302

Artturi Lehkonen jammed in a rebound off his own shot to break a 3-3 tie as the Montreal Canadiens scored four consecutive goals to pull out a 6-3 victory over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Brendan Gallagher and Max Domi also scored third period goals for the Habs.

Tomas Tatar, Jonathan Drouin and Domi each had a goal and an assist, Gallagher also had two assists for a three-point game, and Phillip Danault scored a goal for Montreal which snapped a two-game losing streak. Carey Price finished with 26 saves.

Brayden Schenn had a goal and an assist and Sammy Blais and Vince Dunn also scored goals for St. Louis, which suffered its first regulation loss of the season. The defending Stanley Cup champions had scored a point in four straight games to begin the season to match a franchise record. Vladimir Tarasenko added two assists.

Jordan Binnington finished with 32 saves, including a third-period penalty shot by Joel Armia, for the Blues.

Montreal took a 1-0 lead on Tatar's second goal of the season but the Blues came right back to tie it five minutes later on Schenn's fourth goal on a wrist shot from the top of the slot.

It was the Canadiens who answered just 50 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period when Drouin beat Binnington with a wrist shot into the top left corner from the top of slot.

St. Louis tied it, 2-2, early in the second period during a delayed penalty. Blais took control of the puck along the boards in the right corner and backhanded the puck from the bad angle over Price's right shoulder and into the far corner for his third goal of the season.

Dunn gave the Blues their first lead midway through the period with a power-play goal, taking a pass from Schenn at the bottom of the left circle and beating Price with a wrist shot on his blocker side.

Danault tied it at 3 near the end of the second period when he one-timed a feed from behind the net by Tatar. Lehkonen then put the Canadiens ahead to stay at the 7:30 mark of the third period when he squeezed in the rebound of his own wraparound try between the right post and Binnington's left skate.

Gallagher made it 5-3 four minutes later with a backhand shot through Binnington's pads and Domi sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Montreal
Brayden Schenn 2 Points Brendan Gallagher 3
Brayden Schenn 1 Goals Brendan Gallagher 1
Vladimir Tarasenko 2 Assists Brendan Gallagher 2
Vince Dunn 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jordan Binnington .865 Save Percentage Carey Price .897
Jordan Binnington 32 Saves Carey Price 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 29 3 1-2 4-4 8 39
Montreal 38 6 0-4 1-2 4 30
Upcoming Games
  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Blues have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.