Day in the NHL: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins 3-2 on Derek Roy's shootout goal
Boston • Derek Roy scored once in regulation and again in the fourth round of the shootout as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots in regulation, two more in overtime and three in the shootout as St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and continued the hottest start in its history. David Backes also scored for the Blues, and NHL points-leader Alexander Steen converted their other shootout goal after going the entire game without a shot.
Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and forced Roy to put one off the post on a breakaway in the first minute of the overtime.
Rangers 3, Stars 2 • In Dallas, Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 41 saves including a career-best 23 in the first period to carry the New York Rangers win over Dallas.
Lundqvist turned aside every Stars shot in the first and stopped 35 of 36 through 40 minutes to keep New York in a 1-1 tie.
Chris Kreider and John Moore then scored 37 seconds apart in the first 1:55 of the third period to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.
Flyers 4, Sabres 1 • In Philadelphia, Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lead Philadelphia to its fifth win in six games.
Vincent Lecavalier also scored and Scott Hartnell added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who set a season-high with 46 shots.