Josh Leivo scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round and Thatcher Demko stopped 31 shots in regulation and overtime as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Thursday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Robby Fabbri scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have dropped three straight.
Leivo lifted a shot over Jordan Binnington in the bottom half of the sixth shootout round after the first 11 shooters came up empty.
Hovath jammed the puck in off a scramble in front of the net to tie the game at 3-3 with 7:55 left in the third period.
Tarasenko and Pietrangelo scored 47 seconds apart in the second period to give the Blues a 3-1 lead.