The St. Louis Blues recorded a fine 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in the latter’s backyard on Tuesday evening in the NHL.
The travelling Blues were inspired by Jake Allen, who made a staggering 39 saves, and Jori Lehtera, who scored twice. Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny also got their names on the score sheet for the St. Louis outfit.
The gritty victory means that the Blues have now won four in a row. The result also marked their first win away from home in five attempts.
Speaking after the encounter, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock pointed to his team’s second period peformance as the deciding factor in the match.
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“Well we were so sideways in the first period, trying to make plays that weren’t there and they just turned it back on us,” Hitchcock said.
“Once our attack went direct, I thought our second period was the best we have played on the road. Then we needed the goalie in the third and he came through big time.”
For the Bruins, David Backes and Dominic Moore were the scorers.
Elsewhere in the NHL on Tuesday evening, there were four games that took place. The outcomes of which of which can be seen below.
Toronto Maple Leafs 1-2 Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers 1-3 Philadelphia Flyers
Montreal Canadiens 3-4 Ottawa Senators
Anaheim Ducks 2-3 New York Islanders (After penalties)