FINAL OT
PHI
2
BOS
3
FINAL
STL
6
TOR
1
FINAL
DAL
4
TBL
5
FINAL SO
NYI
3
FLA
4
FINAL
BUF
1
WSH
6
FINAL
COL
4
CBJ
0
FINAL
WPG
3
NSH
1
FINAL
MTL
2
ARI
0
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PIT
1
LAK
0
FINAL
VAN
3
SJS
2

Six Blues score, Elliott handles Maple Leafs

Mike Brophy  - NHL.com Correspondent | Sunday, 03.08.2015 / 1:24 AM

TORONTO -- Six players scored for the St. Louis Blues in a 6-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.

The Blues (41-19-5), who had lost two in a row, picked up seven of a possible 10 points during a five-game road trip.

"I liked the way we played tonight," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We have played some of our best hockey recently and not gotten points, so it was nice to play some good hockey and get points. There was a little bit of a lull at the start of the third period, but for the most part I thought we kept our foot on the gas for most of the game and made them defend for more than they wanted to."

Jaden Schwartz scored at 14:49 of the first period when he broke into the Toronto zone on the right side, used Maple Leafs defenseman Eric Brewer as a screen, and put a sharp-angle shot off the far post behind goaltender Jonathan Bernier. It was Schwartz's 22nd goal of the season.

T.J. Oshie made it 2-0 1:41 later when he snapped a backhand high past Bernier for his 17th goal of the season.

Blues leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko added to his total with his 32nd goal at 19:45 on a play that was similar to Schwartz's. Tarasenko used Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly as a screen and snapped a shot off the far post from the right side.

"You don't want to give those guys that shot from the top of the circle," Hitchcock said. "They can both score from distance and it's accurate. Both Schwartz and Tarasenko use screens as well as anyone in the NHL."

The Blues were penalized for too many men on the ice at 9:08 of the second period and responded with a shorthanded goal. After a Maple Leafs icing, defenseman Chris Butler's slap shot from the right point hit the stick of Toronto center Peter Holland and flew high into the goal behind Reimer at 11:07. It was Butler's third goal of the season.

With Toronto's David Booth off for hooking, St. Louis made it 5-0 at 13:36 when Paul Stastny cut to the slot and shot past Reimer for his 13th goal of the season.

Booth spoiled Elliott's shutout at 2:59 of the third period when he tipped a pass from defenseman Jake Gardiner high into the net. It was Booth's third goal of the season and second in as many games.

The Blues got that goal back at 10:36 when captain David Backes' pass attempt hit the skate of former Blues defenseman Roman Polak and deflected past Reimer. It was Backes' 22nd goal.

Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen of the Blues each had three assists. Goalie Brian Elliott made 23 saves.

Toronto (26-35-5) lost its second in a row.

"I think there was no effort," Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek said. "We didn't win any of the 50-50 battles, we didn't compete hard, we didn't forecheck, we didn't keep the puck in the offensive zone. Playing from behind and chasing the game is not a good way to play. There were small little push-backs, but it just wasn't enough."

The Maple Leafs were outshot 17-5 in the first period and didn't get their first shot on goal until 10:58. James Reimer replaced Bernier at the start of the second period.

"That wasn't the effort that guys should accept," Booth said. "That was frustrating. If you don't come to compete against a team like that, they'll pick you apart, and that's what they did."

The Blues host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, when the Maple Leafs host the New York Islanders.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
14:49STL Jaden Schwartz (22) ASST: Vladimir Tarasenko (32), Jori Lehtera (25) 1 - 0 STL
16:30STL T.J. Oshie (18) ASST: Alexander Steen (33), Brian Elliott (3) 2 - 0 STL
19:45STL Vladimir Tarasenko (32) ASST: Jori Lehtera (26), Carl Gunnarsson (10) 3 - 0 STL
2nd Period
11:07STL SHG - Chris Butler (3) ASST: Jaden Schwartz (28), Jori Lehtera (27) 4 - 0 STL
13:36STL PPG - Paul Stastny (13) ASST: T.J. Oshie (28), Alexander Steen (34) 5 - 0 STL
3rd Period
02:59TOR David Booth (3) ASST: Jake Gardiner (15), Peter Holland (12) 5 - 1 STL
10:36STL David Backes (22) ASST: Alexander Steen (35), Alex Pietrangelo (28) 6 - 1 STL
Three Stars of the Game
Vladimir Tarasenko
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 14:49
T.J. Oshie
2nd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:37
Jori Lehtera
3rd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 13:31
Penalty Summary
1st Period
11:01TOR Zach Sill  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Ott
11:01STL Steve Ott  Fighting (maj) against  Zach Sill
12:18STL Jori Lehtera  Hooking against  Peter Holland
17:35TOR David Booth  Hooking against  Alexander Steen
20:00TOR Joffrey Lupul  Roughing against  Chris Butler
2nd Period
04:47STL David Backes  Roughing against  Dion Phaneuf
04:47TOR Dion Phaneuf  Roughing against  David Backes
09:08STL Ryan Reaves  Too many men/ice - bench
12:02TOR David Booth  Hooking against  Jaden Schwartz
15:38STL Alex Pietrangelo  Cross checking against  Richard Panik
15:38TOR Richard Panik  Roughing against  Alex Pietrangelo
15:38STL Alex Pietrangelo  Roughing against  Richard Panik
19:38STL Robert Bortuzzo  Interference against  Nazem Kadri
3rd Period
04:07TOR Eric Brewer  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
06:03STL David Backes  Hi-sticking against  Tim Erixon
14:39STL Ryan Reaves  Roughing against  Roman Polak
14:39TOR Roman Polak  Misconduct (10 min)
14:39TOR Roman Polak  Roughing against  Ryan Reaves
shots by period
PeriodSTLTOR
1st175
2nd127
3rd1512
Total4424
Team Stats
CategorySTLTOR
Power Plays1/40/5
Hits3040
Faceoff Wins4032
Giveaways510
Takeaways2214
Blocked Shots79
Penalty Minutes2129
  • ST LOUIS
  • TORONTO
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4C. GunnarssonD0122017:43
5B. JackmanD0001020:48
9S. OttC0002511:06
12J. LehteraC0332213:31
13O. JokinenC0001010:29
17J. SchwartzL1134017:27
20A. SteenL0313018:47
21P. BerglundC0001012:57
23D. JaskinR0005012:08
25C. ButlerD1021017:15
26P. StastnyC1004017:45
27A. PietrangeloD0120421:17
41R. BortuzzoD0016217:19
42D. BackesC1012417:02
48P. LindbohmD0013017:53
74T. OshieR1112018:37
75R. ReavesR000229:09
91V. TarasenkoR1123014:49
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1B. Elliott2324.95859:58
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2E. BrewerD00-10216:09
3D. PhaneufD0012222:57
15J. LindstromC00-1107:06
18R. PanikR00-23215:55
19J. LupulL0000216:26
20D. BoothL1003414:26
21J. van RiemsdykL00-21015:16
22Z. SillC000159:37
23T. SmithC00-10012:11
24P. HollandC01-10017:03
33T. ErixonD00-21015:37
42T. BozakC00-12014:36
43N. KadriC00-13015:43
44M. RiellyD00-21022:16
46R. PolakD00-211218:02
47L. KomarovC00-11016:11
51J. GardinerD01-21023:44
81P. KesselR00-23015:11
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34J. Reimer2427.88940:00
45J. Bernier1417.82420:00