Strong third period wins it for Bruins against Blues
A tight game between the home-team Boston Bruins and the visiting St Louis Blues wasn't settled until the third period, when Boston scored the game-winning goal, ending it 3-1.
The Bruins took the lead late in the first period, with a goal from Jake DeBrusk. David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand assisted.
Brayden Schenn scored midway through the second period, assisted by Jordan Kyrou and Torey Krug.
Patrice Bergeron took the lead in the middle of the third period, assisted by Brad Marchand and David Krejci.
Trent Frederic increased the lead to 3-1 four minutes later.
The Bruins have now racked up seven straight home wins.
Boston improves to 11–2–0, while St Louis drops to 3–7–0.
Boston is still the league leader and St Louis is anchored at the bottom, in eighth.
The Bruins host the Calgary Flames on Thursday at 7 p.m. at TD Garden. The Blues will face Philadelphia Flyers on the road on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.