Make that four straight wins for the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins got goals from three different lines, a hat trick from David Pastrnak and two tallies from Jake DeBrusk in Saturday afternoon’s 8-2 thumping of the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.
Tuukka Rask stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced to help Boston improve to 4-1-0, while Detroit continues to struggle and dropped to 0-3-2.
Here’s how it all went down:
The Bruins found life late in the first after beginning the period off slow. Pastrnak netted his fifth goal of the season with 51 seconds left in the frame with a laser shot that found its way past Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier into the far corner of the net for the 1-0 lead.
MCAVOY GETS HIS FIRST
Boston upped its lead five minutes into the second when Patrice Bergeron won an offensive zone faceoff. The puck went right to Charlie McAvoy, who sent the puck through traffic and off the skate of a Red Wing before lighting the lamp for the 2-0 advantage.
BRUINS TRIPLE LEAD
DeBrusk decided to get in on the scoring fun seven minutes later on a Detroit turnover. He got the puck to just trickle between Bernier’s legs and over the line at the 11:26 mark of the second.
PASTRNAK GETS 100
Boston went on the power play and Pastrnak continued to show us his scoring skill. He took a no-look pass from Bergeron and sent a one-timer into the net to give the B’s a commanding four-goal lead with 3:40 left in the second. The goal also marked the 100th of the 22-year-old’s career.
DETROIT GETS ONE BACK
The Red Wings got on the board just 21 seconds into the third when they were on the man-advantage. Filip Hronek ended Rask’s shutout with the first goal of his NHL career.
Pastrnak did it again. The winger finished off a pass from Brad Marchand for the hat trick and a comfortable 5-1 Bruins lead just 2:05 into the third.
LARKIN STAYS HOT
Dylan Larkin continued to be a bright spot for the Red Wings. While his team was shorthanded he beat Rask to bring Detroit within three goals with 11:37 left in the game.
It was Anders Bjork’s turn to find the back of the net as the Bruins continued to hammer Bernier. Bjork came rushing up the wing from the neutral zone and snapped the puck past the Red Wings goalie to make it 6-2 halfway through the final period.
AND THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD
The Bruins continued to do damage to Detroit. DeBrusk scored Boston’s seventh goal in the final five minutes when he redirected a pass from Brandon Carlo for his second of the game.
LAST SECOND JAB
With 1.3 seconds remaining, the Bruins added one last goal courtesy of Sean Kuraly to give the Bruins an 8-2 lead.
The Bruins travel north of the border to take on the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Puck drop from Scotiabank Saddledome is set for 9:30 p.m. ET.
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