Ilya Mihaiev scored the winning goal with just three minutes remaining. This lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a six-five victory over St. Louis on Saturday night.
Toronto was also represented by Timothy Liljegren (pictured), Mitch Marner (photo), Auston Matthews (photo), John Tavares (photo), and Michael Bunting. Jack Campbell made 20 saves.
Jordan Binnington made 34 saves for St. Louis, which lost for the first time in regulation at home since Nov. 16 — a stretch during which it was 12-0-1. Niko Mikkola and Robert Thomas scored for the Blues, as did Ryan O’Reilly.
At 5:05, Mikheyev put the puck through Binnington’s legs to score his fifth goal of this season. Toronto kept the win.
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O’Reilly put a give/go from Ivan Barbashev over Campbell to put St. Louis on top 3:58 into this game.
Bunting tied it at 1:45 after he backhanded Matthews a rebound from Matthews’ faceoff win goal for his eighth goal.
Toronto went up 2-1 thanks to Marner’s goal. He stole the puck from St. Louis, and then railed it past Binnington for the seventh goal. Tavares scored nearly identically to score two goals for the Leafs 9:27 into this game.
O’Reilly scored O’Reilly’s second goal of the game, and seventh of the year when he took Mikkola’s errant bounce off the endboards and bounced it off Matthews’ skating skate 3:40 into second period.
Saad tied the game at 3 minutes and 40 seconds later, when he buried a feed by Thomas past Campbell for his 14th goal.
Liljegren shot past Binnington from the point to score his first NHL goal and put the Leafs back on the top.
Thomas tied the game at four by burying Jordan Kyrou’s backhand pass in the second period.
Kyrou made a fake wrap-around attempt to feed Mikkola, his third goal for the season.
With just 8:36 to go, Matthews scored his 25th goal for the Leafs on a power-play.