Photo by S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins got the bounce-back defensive effort they needed tonight after their dud of a contest in Washington last night.

However, red-hot St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a few unfortunate bounces limited the Bruins to just one goal and one point in the standings.

Here’s a quick glance at the box score:

•Former Bruins forward Vladimir Sobotka scored the lone St. Louis goal — his first of the season. It came after Alex Steen stole an outlet pass from Dennis Seidenberg.

•In his first start since Oct. 23, Tuukka Rask, who played a period of relief last night against the Capitals, was back into last season’s form with 34 saves on 35 shots.

•Gregory Campbell’s first goal of the season tied the game with seven minutes left in regulation.