St. Louis Blues defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1

Nathan Horton seems to have a grin on his face ever since the June day he was traded to the Bruins.

Released from the purgatory that six years in Florida had been for the 25-year-old right wing, Horton is happy to be here. His best year with the Panthers was the 2006-07 season, when he had 31 goals and 31 assists in 82 games, but the Sunshine Staters never saw the light of the playoffs in his time there.

And the Bruins are happy to have him; his offensive talents quickl...

David Krejci, three floors above the North Station rail tracks, left the action early in overtime last night when he suffered a head-on collision with the No. 74 commuter train known as the TJ Oshie Express.

Oshie, the hard-charging St. Louis center in the No. 74 sweater, hammered head on with Krejci along the boards in front of the visitor’s penalty box at the Garden. The stunned Krejci, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in last season’s playoffs, was first roc...

His ship was chock-full of some 15,000 teammates — US and Canadian soldiers — and it was that trip across the Atlantic that gave Milt Schmidt some worry. More than 68 years after the fact, he remembers being afraid, not so much of Hitler or the war itself, but because of where he bunked in the belly of the battle-ready Queen Elizabeth ocean liner.

“That’s the only time I was scared,’’ recalled the Bruins’ Hall of Fame center, reminiscing the other day, with Veterans Day...

A couple of losses don’t necessarily add up to adversity, but mix an injured David Krejci into that pair of L’s and the Bruins all of a sudden have the first wrinkle in their otherwise well-pressed, clean sheet of a start to the 2010-11 season.

A somewhat rubbery-legged Krejci, rocked hard by a TJ Oshie check, was helped off the TD Garden ice with less than a minute gone in overtime, on an evening when the Bruins eventually lost, 2-1, in a shootout with the St. Louis Bl...