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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J.  Oshie scored 3:29 into overtime to 
lift the St. Louis Blues over the Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Thursday. 

Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who bounced back from a 
5-4  shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Alexander Steen also lit 
the lamp. 

Jaroslav Halak stopped 36-of-38 shots for the victors. 

"Our  most  competitive  player  tonight  was the  goalie," Blues  coach  Ken 
Hitchcock said of Halak. "The goalie was outstanding, and he helped us a lot." 

David  Krejci and  Brad Marchand  scored for  the Bruins,  who had  a two-game 
winning streak snapped. Tuukka Rask turned aside 24-of-27 shots. 

Boston was without defenseman Zdeno Chara on Thursday. The Bruins captain will 
also  miss Saturday's home contest against Ottawa due to him being selected to 
carry  Slovakia's flag  on during  Friday's  Opening Ceremonies  for the  2014 
Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. 

Trailing  2-0, the  Bruins got  goals from  Krejci and  Marchand in  the third 
period to force overtime. Krejci's shot from the high slot beat Halak at 9:16. 

Marchand tied the game at 11:24 when Johnny Boychuk's blast from the point hit 
off the boards and went right to Marchand, who scored from a sharp angle. 

Oshie scored the game-winner with 1:31 left in overtime. He prevented Boston's 
clearing  attempt  behind the net  and jammed the puck  past Rask and the near 
post. 

"I'm  proud  of the  way we  played from the  first line  to the fourth line," 
Bruins  coach  Claude Julien said.  "All of  our [defensemen] were really good 
tonight.  I thought  our  team  played extremely  well  and probably  deserved 
better. It was an unfortunate bounce to lose that game in overtime but still a 
great effort from our team." 

The Blues took a  1-0 lead at the 15:48 mark of the first period when Steen's 
slap shot from the top of the right circle got past Rask. 

Schwartz  scored on  a wrister  from the  left circle  at 3:32  of the  middle 
stanza. 

Halak  made  24 saves  over the first  two periods to  preserve St. Louis' 2-0 
margin. 

                                   Game Notes 

St.  Louis won both  of their games against the Bruins this season. Boston had 
won  in its last three trips to St. Louis ... Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko 
(flu-like symptoms) missed the game ... Boston went 0-for-4 on the power play, 
while the Blues went 0-for-3. 

 
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