Tuesday night was an historical night for the Bruins, despite the outcome. David Backes scored the franchises 20,000th goal since the Bruins became a team in 1924. A quick note: this was Backes first time facing his former team since signing with Boston in the offseason.
The night started out good for the Bruins as they were quick to get some power plays and prime scoring chances. The Bruins were first on the board thanks to David Backes, the 20,000-goal milestone for the franchise, who scored on the Bruins 2nd power play of the game in the 1st period. The Bruins out performed St. Louis by far in the first period, the score 1-0 in Boston’s favor.
St. Louis came out of the locker room with a jump in their step as they tied up the game early in the 2nd by a Jori Lehtera goal. The second Boston goal would come from a Dominic Moore shorthander that would give the Bruins their second lead of the game, before St. Louis scored three unanswered goals. Zdeno Chara went down with what looked to be a leg injury halfway through the 2nd period. St. Louis capitalized by scoring two goals to end the 2nd.
Another note to add is Bruins Torey Krug got his 100th assist of his career on Backes opening goal. David Pastrnak missed his 3rd consecutive game with an undisclosed injury. Alexander Steen didn’t travel with the Blues as he also has missed three consecutive games with an upper body injury.
7:44 BOS – David Backes (4) (PP) assists by Torey Krug, David Krejci
3:23 STL – Jori Lehtera (2) assists by Colton Parayko, Vladimir Tarasenko
8:59 BOS – Dominic Moore (5) (SH) assist by Riley Nash
13:59 STL – Robert Bortuzzo (1) assists by Patrik Berglund, Colton Parayko
16:11 STL – Paul Stastny (5) assists by Jaden Schwartz, Nail Yakupov
18:44 STL – Jori Lehtera (3) assists by David Perron, Patrik Berglund
1st Star: Jake Allen, Saves: 39, Save %: .951
2nd Star: David Backes, 1 goal
3rd star: Jori Lehtera, 2 goals
Boston’s next matchup is against the 11-7-1 Ottawa Senators on Thursday Night.