Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins 5-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues’ 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night.
Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues’ first three shots of the second to chase rookie goalie Malcolm Subban and cancel Tuukku Rask’s scheduled night off. Rask, who has played in 25 of the last 26 games, flipped a chair before leaving the bench.
Brad Marchand scored for Boston, which lost its sixth in a row and played most of the final two periods without David Krejci (lower body). Subban re-entered with 4:06 to go and didn’t see another shot but it was far too late for the Bruins, who are 0-4-2 in their longest winless stretch since going 0-6-4 Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 2010.
By R.B. FALLSTROM=