Maple Leafs 4, Blues 3, (OT)
TORONTO (AP) _ Dan Daoust tied the score with 24 seconds left in regulation time and John Anderson scored his second goal of the game 1:45 into overtime Monday night as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 National Hockey League victory over the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis goaltender Rick Wamsley went down to kick out a shot by Rick Vaive and Anderson lifted the rebound over him.
Daoust got the Maple Leafs even during a goal-mouth scramble after Toronto pulled goaltender Tim Bernhardt in favor of an extra attacker.Wamsley stopped a shot by Vaive, but Daoust was at the edge of the crease and knocked the rebound out of mid-air and into the net.
All the other goals were scored in the second period. Anderson gave Toronto a brief lead before Greg Paslawski, Joey Mullen and Doug Gilmour scored in a six-minute splurge for St. Louis. Toronto made it 3-2 at 18:33 of the period when Vaive was given credit for a goal after Rob Ramage’s clearing attempt struck teammate Brian Sutter’s leg and caromed into the Blues’ net.
Despite the setback, St. Louis maintained a four-point lead over idle Chicago in the Norris Division.
Anderson opened the scoring at 6:16 of the second period. With Perry Anderson of the Blues sitting out a penalty, Anderson took a pass from Borje Salming at the St. Louis blue line, stickhandled around Pat Hickey and slapped a rising shot from the top of the right faceoff circle.
Paslawski, parked at the front of the crease, deflected a long shot by Ramage past Bernhardt at 8:24 to tie the score.The Blues took a 2-1 lead at 11:32 on Mullen’s 34th goal of the season which came with Toronto’s Jeff Brubaker serving a penalty. Mullen whipped a wrist shot from 25 feet that went between Bernhardt’s legs.Gilmour’s goal at 14:59 from a goal-mouth scramble made it 3-1.