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National Hockey League
Vancouver 4, St. Louis 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 17, 2019
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Pierre Lambert
Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Julien Fournier
Attendance: 18096

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 34 of 37 shots, then blanked the host St. Louis Blues in the shootout for a 4-3 victory Thursday night.

The Canucks rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime and the shootout. Josh Leivo scored the only shootout goal, in the sixth round.

Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Micheal Ferland scored in regulation play for the Canucks, who won their fourth consecutive game.

Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Robby Fabbri scored for the Blues, who have earned points in six of their seven games this season. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 29 of 32 shots.

Forward Robert Thomas returned to the Blues lineup after missing five games with an upper-body injury. But rather than using him in his usual third-line slot, Blues coach Craig Berube inserted him on the fourth line and left Alexander Steen and Fabbri flanking center Tyler Bozak.

Fabbri banged home a rebound at the right post with 5:35 left in the first period to put the Blues up 1-0. That was his first regular-season goal since Nov. 23.

Ferland tied the score 1-1 just over two minutes into the second period. Binnington robbed him at the left post with a terrific sliding save, but Ferland scored later in the offensive sequence with a rebound conversion.

Just 43 seconds later, Pietrangelo scored on a three-on-two with a one-time blast off the left wing. And less than a minute after that, Tarasenko increased the lead to 3-1 by following up a Jaden Schwartz shot off the rush.

But the Canucks cut the lead to 3-2 after killing off a five-on-three Blues power play. Miller scored from the slot at 13:22 after teammate Tyler Motte rang a shot off the post off the rush.

That was Miller's fourth goal in the last three games.

The Canucks tied the score 3-3 with 7:55 left in the third period. During a wild goalmouth scramble at the end of five-on-three power play, Horvat backhanded the puck over the top of defenseman Colton Parayko -- who was sprawled along the goal line behind Binnington.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   St. Louis
Micheal Ferland 1 Points Robby Fabbri 1
Micheal Ferland 1 Goals Robby Fabbri 1
Alexander Edler 1 Assists Tyler Bozak 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thatcher Demko .919 Save Percentage Jordan Binnington .906
Thatcher Demko 34 Saves Jordan Binnington 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 32 4 0-5 4-4 8 31
St. Louis 37 3 0-4 5-5 10 27
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Blues have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Canucks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .333 after a loss.