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After scoring a goal for the first time more than nine months, Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes celebrated by throwing the monkey off his back.

Hayes' second-period goal, which put the Bruins ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0, was his first goal of the season and his first point in 35 games, dating back to Feb. 24.

"It's been a struggle to score some goals here, so to put one in, it's a nice feeling," Hayes said.

David Backes was a member of the St. Louis Blues the last time Hayes scored, but the first-year Bruins forward joined in with the figurative monkey removal.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: .@dbackes42 yanks the monkey off @Jimmy10Hayes's back.

"You see the way the bench reacted," Bruins defenseman Torey Krug said. "He's a good guy in this room, and we are all pulling for him, so ... great for him to get on the board, and hopefully he can keep it going."

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