Blues go the distance to get past Bruins

Updated: November 21, 2013

Boston, MA ( – Derek Roy scored in the fourth round of the
shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Thursday.

Roy also scored in regulation for the Blues, who improved to 15-3-3 on the
season. David Backes also lit the lamp.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 29-of-31 shots for St. Louis.

Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg scored for Boston, which had a brief two-
game winning streak snapped. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.

The shootout was tied 1-1 after Patrice Bergeron and Alexander Steen scored in
the first and second rounds, respectively. Roy, the final shooter in the
fourth round, used a snap shot to beat Rask after Halak bested Chris Kelly.

The Bruins drew first blood with 1:40 left in the first period. After the
Blues turned the puck over in their own zone, Campbell beat Halak on a shot
from the right circle.

Roy tied the game just 31 seconds later on an innocent shot from the left
point. The puck trickled past Rask and into the back of the net.

The Blues took the lead at the 16:04 mark of the middle stanza when Kevin
Shattenkirk’s shot from the right point was tipped in by Backes.

Soderberg’s shot from the top of the right circle made it a 2-2 contest with
1:10 remaining.

Halak made 11 saves during a scoreless third period, while Rask stopped six

Less than a minute into overtime, Roy hit the crossbar on a breakaway.

Game Notes

Ken Hitchcock picked up his 620th career win, tying him with Bryan Murray for
eighth on the NHL’s all-time list … Boston started a three-game homestand
on Thursday … The Bruins were without the services of defensemen Dennis
Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid … St. Louis forward Patrik Berglund (upper
body) missed the game.