Blues pound free-falling Bruins

St. Louis, MO ( – Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Alex
Steen added three assists as St. Louis used a second-period surge to take down
struggling Boston by a 5-1 count at Scottrade Center.

Alex Pietrangelo, Petteri Lindbohm and T.J. Oshie also connected for the
Blues, winners in four of their last five games.

Jaden Schwartz collected a pair of helpers and Jake Allen stopped 26 shots.

Brad Marchand picked up the lone goal for the Bruins, whose season-high losing
streak reached six straight games (0-4-2).

Malcolm Subban’s NHL debut lasted just over half of regulation. He yielded
three goals on six shots in the opening 25 minutes, then did not face a shot
over the final six-plus minutes in regulation. Tuukka Rask spelled him, giving
up a pair of goals on nine shots.