David Backes Makes Bruins History With Goal Against Former Team


David Backes’ first-period goal Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues made a little history.

Facing his former team for the first time, the Boston Bruins winger gave the B’s an early advantage on the power play when he deflected a rebound off a Torey Krug shot from the point past Blues goalie Jake Allen at the 12:16 mark.

Backes’ fourth goal of the season will go down in the history books, too, as it was the Bruins’ 20,000 goal in team history.

You can watch the historic goal in the Berkshire Bank Exiciting Rewind above.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 30, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $11,500 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.

Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.