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“I don’t think I could have done anything different about those two,” Halak said. “I think we responded the right way after they scored. We skated hard. We battled hard.”

The Blues went 0-for-3 on the power play, and are now 0-for-12 in the last three games.

Boston is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games, and the Bruins dropped their first on the road in their last six games.

“I thought our team played extremely well and probably deserved better,” Boston coach Claude Julien said. “It was an unfortunate bounce to lose that game in overtime, but still a great effort from our team.”

NOTES: Hall of Fame inductee and former St. Louis Rams player Aeneas Williams dropped the ceremonial first puck. … Boston captain Zdeno Chara was not at the game. He has left for the Olympics, where he is to carry Slovakia’s flag in the opening ceremonies. Defenseman David Warsofsky took his place in the lineup. … Blues F Vladimir Sobotak (knee) and F Vladimir Tarasenko (flu) did not play. … Boston D Adam McQuaid (lower body) did not play. … Blues F Brenden Morrow played his 900th career game. He is the 47th active player to accomplish the feat.