With a 3-0 lead after the first period, the Toronto Maple appeared to have control of the game. Then came a bad bounce that led to a goal and a careless boarding penalty by repeat offender Ryan Hollweg, and the St. Louis Blues were suddenly back in it.
Andy McDonal and Brad Boyes scored in a shootout to give the Blues a 5-4 comeback win over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Boyes banged in a rebound 33 seconds into the second period after Toskala robbed McDonald to make it a 3-1 game. After Hollweg was whistled for his penalty 1:50 later, Patrik Berglund scored on a rebound past a prone Toskala at 4:47 and Keith Tkachuk put home a pass from Paul Kariya at 5:35 to tie the score.
Niklas Hagman restored a lead for the Leafs at the 14-minute mark of the second period.
The Blues tied it at 4 at 4:21 of the third period on Kariya’s backhander to set up the dramatic finish in the only meeting of the season between the teams.