6 different Blues score goals in 6-1 rout of Maple Leafs
TORONTO(AP) _ Six different St. Louis Blues players scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.
The loss was the Leafs’ 28th in their past 35 games.
St. Louis swarmed, scored and out-classed Toronto at every turn.
Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on 17 shots before being pulled. James Reimer gave up the other three goals on 27 shots.
Jaden Schwartz, T.J. Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko, Chris Butler, Paul Stastny and David Backes scored for the Blues.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott was barely tested in making 23 saves and allowed just a third-period goal to David Booth to break the shutout.