Opening night in St.Louis… Leafs in town

The Toronto Maple Leafs made their way to St.Louis for the opening of the 2017 season. The Leafs are a stacked club down the middel with Crosby,Giroux, Backlund and many other stars on the wings.  The Blues knew they had their hands full. St.Louis gets off to a quick start when Milan Lucic scores just two minutes in on the powerplay. They add another goal just three minutes later when Paul Martin of all people scores from the point. St.Louis pressed their lead to three goals with another powerplay marker, this time from Eric Staal and the Blues led 3-0 just eight minutes into the hockey game.

But queue the comeback. Toronto gets goals from JVR and Sidney Crosby to make things close in the second period. But Kyle Turris scored just a minute after Crosby and the Blues are back up by two goals just two minutes into the second period. Radim Vrbata nets the twine halfway through the second period and we are back to a one goal game. St.Louis scores twice in the third period and they up their lead to 6-3 and that is how it ended. Bleus dominated the third period outshooting the Leafs 22-5 . Final shot totals were 45-25 St.Louis.


 

 

 

 

 

GAME STORY
On their home ice St.  Louis had an easy win over Toronto by a score of 
6 to 3.  St.  Louis sustained a constant attack outshooting Toronto 45 
to 25.  St.  Louis got going early, scoring 3 times in the first period. 
ERIC STAAL had two goals on 6 shots for St.  Louis. Others registering 
goals were SIDNEY CROSBY, JAMES van RIEMSDYK and RADIM VRBATA for Toronto 
and NICK FOLIGNO, KYLE TURRIS, MILAN LUCIC and PAUL MARTIN for St. Louis.


                          Toronto TOR at St. Louis STL                          
DATE : 10/01/2017

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Toronto TOR                    1  2  0  0  3 
St. Louis STL                  3  1  2  0  6 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Toronto TOR                    8  12 5  0  25
St. Louis STL                  15 8  22 0  45

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. STL. MILAN LUCIC(1)( RICK NASH, OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON ) (PP) : 1st 1:59
2. STL. PAUL MARTIN(1)( MARK SCHEIFELE, RICK NASH ): 1st 5:04
3. STL. ERIC STAAL(1)( FILIP FORSBERG, EVGENY KUZNETSOV ) (PP) : 1st 8:29
4. TOR. JAMES van RIEMSDYK(1)( BRENDAN GALLAGHER, ALEXEI EMELIN ): 1st 14:40
5. TOR. SIDNEY CROSBY(1)( RADIM VRBATA, BRENT SEABROOK ): 2nd 1:02
6. STL. KYLE TURRIS(1)( ALEX PIETRANGELO, NICK FOLIGNO ): 2nd 2:41
7. TOR. RADIM VRBATA(1)( SIDNEY CROSBY, KRIS LETANG ): 2nd 10:46
8. STL. ERIC STAAL(2)( MILAN LUCIC, ALEX PIETRANGELO ): 3rd 8:20
9. STL. NICK FOLIGNO(1)( KYLE TURRIS, BRENT BURNS ): 3rd 10:11

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TOR. FREDERIK ANDERSEN - 2 Minutes: 1st 0:52
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY PATRIC HORNQVIST
3. TOR. BRENDAN GALLAGHER - 4 Minutes: 1st 7:16
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY BRYAN LITTLE
5. STL. MATTHEW TKACHUK - 2 Minutes: 1st 7:16
6. STL. PAUL MARTIN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 12:29
7. TOR. JUSTIN WILLIAMS - 2 Minutes: 3rd 10:46

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Toronto TOR
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
SIDNEY CROSBY                   1   4  1  1   0  0  0 13-10 35 19:27  0   0  0  1 
EVANDER KANE                   -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:32  0   0  0  0 
CLAUDE GIROUX                  -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 25 14:05  0   1  0  0 
JAMES van RIEMSDYK              1   5  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 18 10:28  0   0  0  0 
MIKAEL BACKLUND                -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   4-2 30 17:57  0   0  0  0 
REILLY SMITH                   -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 31 17:45  0   0  0  0 
JUSTIN WILLIAMS                -2   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 24 14:17  0   1  0  0 
PATRIC HORNQVIST                1   2  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 29 16:00  0   0  1  0 
BRENDAN GALLAGHER               1   0  0  1   4  0  0   0-0 15  8:28  0   1  0  0 
RADIM VRBATA                    1   6  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:00  2   0  2  0 
SVEN BAERTSCHI                 -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 14:17  1   0  0  0 
BRYAN LITTLE                    1   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-2 15  8:28  0   1  0  0 
RYAN McDONAGH                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 49 28:05  2   0  0  0 
BRENT SEABROOK                  0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 46 26:05  1   2  0  0 
FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN            -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 11:20  0   2  0  0 
BRETT PESCE                    -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:47  0   1  0  0 
ALEXEI EMELIN                   0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 20:32  0   1  0  0 
KRIS LETANG                     0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:05  1   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          -5  25  3  6   6  0  0 23-15           7  10  3  1

Player Stats For St. Louis STL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
NICK FOLIGNO                    2   2  1  1   0  0  0   1-0 30 17:44  0   0  0  1 
FILIP FORSBERG                  2   5  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 27 15:44  1   0  0  2 
ERIC STAAL                     -1   6  2  0   0  1  0  12-4 32 17:27  1   0  0  2 
KYLE TURRIS                     2   6  1  1   0  0  0   3-2 24 14:17  4   0  0  2 
MARK SCHEIFELE                  1   2  0  1   0  0  0   1-0 25 14:05  1   0  0  1 
CHARLIE COYLE                   1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 14:05  1   0  0  0 
RICK NASH                       1   3  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:45  2   0  0  1 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 35 19:40  0   0  0  1 
MILAN LUCIC                    -1   6  1  1   0  1  0   0-0 38 21:40  1   0  1  1 
EVGENY KUZNETSOV               -1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 18  9:55  0   0  0  1 
MATTHEW TKACHUK                -1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 15  8:28  0   0  0  0 
BRANDON SUTTER                 -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 15  8:28  0   0  0  1 
BRENT BURNS                     0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 49 28:05  0   4  0  1 
ALEX PIETRANGELO                0   3  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 37 20:32  1   1  0  1 
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON            0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 49 28:05  3   1  0  0 
JUSTIN FAULK                    1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 11:20  0   1  0  0 
JAKE GARDINER                   0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:05  2   0  0  0 
PAUL MARTIN                     1   1  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 19 11:20  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  45  6 12   4  2  0  23-8          17   7  1 15

Goalie Stats For Toronto TOR
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JAKE ALLEN                       10     9   0    0  1  1   17  
FREDERIK ANDERSEN                50     36  6    0  11 7   88   GF

Goalie Stats For St. Louis STL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CAREY PRICE                      60     25  3    0  9  7   105 
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY               0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Toronto TOR                   1         0
St. Louis STL                 3         2

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - KYLE TURRIS from St. Louis
2nd star - RADIM VRBATA from Toronto
3rd star - NICK FOLIGNO from St. Louis



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