Blues post shutout to cool off Bruins
BOSTON – Jake Allen stopped 32 shots for his fifth shutout, Vladimir Tarasenko and Robby Fabbri scored third-period goals and St. Louis cooled off Boston with a 2-0 victory Tuesday night.
It was only the second regulation loss for Boston (11-2-3). St. Louis posted its fifth win in seven games.
The Bruins had won six of their past eight at home.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask made 27 saves but lost in regulation for the first time after an 8-0-2 start.
Tarasenko took a pass and came charging down the slot before slipping a wrister past Rask’s blocker for his team-high 22nd goal to make it 1-0 at 7:35 of the third.
Fabbri got off a shot from the left circle to beat Rask inside the far upper corner with about seven minutes left.
St. Louis had the only power play in a well-played, clean game that featured one third-period fight.
Despite a scoreless opening two periods, the teams had good scoring chances — the best off the opening faceoff.
• SHARP’S REVENGE: Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist in his first regular-season game against his former team, leading the host Stars to a 4-0 victory against the Blackhawks. Sharp scored 11 seconds into the third period to give Dallas a 2-0 lead in what had been a game with few chances between the highest-scoring teams in the Western Conference.
• HOME COOKING: Johnny Gaudreau notched a hat trick to help the host Flames to a 4-1 win against the Jets. It was their 10th consecutive home victory, which ties a franchise record.
• QUICK HITTER: Shane Doan scored twice in a 14-second span of the first period and assisted on the go-ahead goal, leading the host Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs. Connor Murphy’s goal with 13:54 to play gave the Coyotes a lead they held the rest of the way.
• PAVELSKI, BURNS LEAD SHARKS: Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals 1:32 apart in the third period to give San Jose the lead, and Brent Burns had two goals and an assist as the Sharks rallied to beat the Kings 5-3 in Los Angeles.
• SLUMP BUSTER: Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal at 2:37 of overtime, and the host Rangers beat the Ducks 3-2 for their fourth win in 15 games.
• ROAD KILL: Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves and the road-weary Canucks beat the Lightning 2-1. Sven Baertschi also scored for the Canucks, who finished their road trip 2-3-1.
• HOT OUT THE GATE: The visiting Devils scored three goals in the first 2:12 of the first period before holding on for a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings.
• SHOOTOUT FEVER: The host Panthers got shootout goals from Brandon Pirri and Aleksander Barkov for the second game in a row, this time to beat the Senators 2-1.