Toronto 3, St. Louis 2

Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 10-5-1-0 5-2-1-0 5-3-0-0 W1
St. Louis 7-7-0-1 4-1-0-1 3-6-0-0 L1


Phil Kessel scored his league-best 12th goal in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs upended the host St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday night.
With the Blues trailing 2-1 late and pressing for the equalizer, Patrik Berglund forced extra time by banging home a rebound of a Chris Stewart shot with 1:56 left in the third period.

Kessel shone in the shootout, deking St. Louis netminder Jaroslav Halak to put Toronto up in the first round.

Rookie netminder Ben Scrivens took over from there, stopping Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and Matt D'Agostini to punctuate a 37-save performance in regulation and OT.

Toronto used its sagging special teams to break out to a 2-0 first-period lead. After John-Michael Liles opened the scoring on a power play at 11:27, Kessel chipped a loose puck over Halak with the Leafs enjoying another man advantage at 17:02.

The Leafs' suspect penalty-killing was exposed in the second. Alex Pietrangelo hit Jason Arnott in the slot with a crisp pass, and the veteran forward converted with no Toronto defender nearby.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   St. Louis
Tyler Bozak 2 Points Jason Arnott 1
Phil Kessel 1 Goals Jason Arnott 1
Tyler Bozak 2 Assists Carlo Colaiacovo 1
Phil Kessel 1 Power Play Goals Jason Arnott 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens .950 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .909
Ben Scrivens 38 Saves Jaroslav Halak 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 22 3 2-3 4-5 12 42
St. Louis 40 2 1-5 1-3 8 22

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Blues have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .857 after a loss.
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