Nylander’s overtime goal gives Maple Leafs 5-4 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — William Nylander scored on an overtime breakaway for Toronto after teammate TJ Brodie missed a penalty shot earlier in the extra session, and the Maple Leafs beat the St. Louis Blues 5 -4 Tuesday.
Justin Holl, Alexander Kerfoot, Calle Jarnkrok and John Tavares also scored for Toronto, and Ilya Samsonov made 30 saves as the Leafs won their third straight to improve to 10-2-1 in December.
Jordan Kyrou, Calle Rosen, Ryan O’Reilly and Justin Faulk scored for the Blues.
Jordan Binnington allowed five goals on 37 shots as St. Louis lost its third straight game after winning four in a row.
Nylander scored his 21st goal of the season with 57 seconds left in overtime after forcing Vladimir Tarasenko to return the puck to the Leafs’ end zone. Nylander has one point in five straight games with four goals and three assists during that span.
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Brodie was awarded a penalty shot at 1:24 of overtime after being tripped by Kyrou, but Binnington put his right pad on the puck to preserve the tie at 4-4.
Kyrou tied the game at 4-4 with his team-leading 17th goal of the season at 5:13 remaining in the third period. Kyrou, who returned after missing two games with an upper body injury, has registered seven goals and three assists in his last four games.
Jarnkrok scored behind the goal line to give Toronto a 4-3 lead with 4:44 left in the second period.
Faulk scored on the power play to tie the game 3-3 at 9:30 of the start of the second period.
O’Reilly scored his 10th goal of the season 7:39 into the second period to cut the Blues’ lead to 3-2.
Kerfoot scored a shorthanded goal and Holl served a penalty for tackling Robert Thomas at 5:26 of the second period to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.
The Blues have placed D Torey Krug on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and said he will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Krug walked off the ice in the final seconds of Friday’s shootout loss in Vegas after blocking a foot shot. The club recalled D Tyler Tucker, who was a healthy scratch.
Maple Leafs: At Arizona on Thursday night.
Blues: Chicago host Thursday night.
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