Defenseman Devon Toews scored at 1:13 of overtime to complete a stunning late-game comeback by the Islanders as they downed the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Monday. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal had knotted the contest with late third-period goals before Toews netted the winner.
The Blues seemed to have the game well in hand in the closing minutes before Nelson put the home team on the board with his third goal of the season at 14:29 of the third. Barzal then tied the game at 19:33 off a scramble in front with Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss pulled for an extra attacker. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who kept the puck in the zone, had the lone assist.
That set the stage for Toews' goal - his second of the season - on which Barzal and Nelson had the assists. That sent what had been a mostly silent crowd of 10,355 at Nassau Coliseum into a frenzy as the defending champion Blues skated off toward their locker room. Griess made 21 saves for the win.
Goals from Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko had given the Blues a 2-0 lead.
The Blues were coming off a 6-3 loss at Montreal on Saturday. They finished their four-game road trip at 2-1-1.
Forward Oliver Wahlstrom made his NHL debut for the Islanders. The 19-year-old right-wing was picked 11th overall in the 2018 draft. He played for Boston College last year before joining AHL Bridgeport in the season. Wahlstrom skated on a line with Derick Brassard and Josh Bailey.
The Blues host Vancouver on Thursday night.