Boston Bruins defeat St. Louis Blues, 5-4

With repeated chops of his right hand, referee Rob Martell pointed to the Boston net and ruled that yes, a last-second swat by David Backes had crossed the line before time ticked off, and yes, the St. Louis forward had batted the puck in without lifting his stick over crossbar height.

At the time, Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't agree. Later, after video replay upheld Backes's tying goal and the Blues had scored a 5-4 shootout victory, Julien still wasn't sure why th...

The record will show that yesterday, the Western Conference's worst club beat the best in the East.

The Bruins, however, are far from the juggernaut that rolled through a 10-game winning streak and ticked off 14 straight victories at home earlier this season.

"The reality is that right now, we can't be the same team that people have seen since the beginning of the year. Not with that many injuries," said coach Claude Julien. "We just have to look at our lineup, and I...