No, it wasn't a blowout victory they were seeking, but an opportunity to wake up after a disappointing preseason loss to the Washington Capitals last week.
According to head coach Claude Julien, the team did just that. While getting off to a sluggish start, the B's woke up in the second period after the Giants took a 1-0 lead, and responded with five goals of their own over the next two periods.
Highlighting the Bruins efforts was rookie Tyler Seguin, who notched two goals on the day, including the Bruins' first tally midway through the second period.
Seguin was pleased with the game's outcome, but he was even happier with what the European vacation is doing for the team's chemistry.
"Right now it's just bonding with the boys," Seguin told reporters after the victory. "I never thought I'd be visiting a place like this, and we've gone on some tours and that was some incredible stuff as well."
To hear more of Seguin's postgame interview, and to catch up on all the Bruins' action in Belfast, check out the video from NESN Daily below.