The Boston Bruins are perfect in the first six games of the season tying the franchise record for the longest season-opening winning streak dating back to the 1937-38 campaign.

While the Bruins have scored at least three goals in each of the contests and 19 total, Boston has only allowed their opponents to light the lamp seven times for a plus-12 goal differential and the only unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference.

Stellar goaltending and solid team defense were the key factors in each of the wins, including Tuesday night’s shutout over the Chicago Blackhawks completing the sweep of the four-game road trip.

Jeremy Swayman not only turned away all 23 shots he faced, but the 24-year-old netminder was poised between the pipes limiting Chicago’s second-chance shots of rebounds.

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With his first shutout of the season, the 10th of his career, Swayman improved to 3-0-0 with a .956 save percentage. Swayman and goalie partner Linus Ullmark have stopped 166 of the 173 shots they have faced, for a combined .960 save percentage, in the first six games to open the centennial season for the Bruins.

Rookie Matthew Poitras lit the lamp for the third time on the road trip when he collected a loose puck at center ice and outskated Blackhawks veteran Corey Perry breaking in free to beat Petr Mrazek under the left pad to give the Bruins the two-goal lead in the third period.

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Here are more notes from Tuesday’s Bruins-Blackhawks game:

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— Jakub Lauko left the game with under 10 minutes to play in the game when he took an unintentional skate blade near his eye. According to the Bruins, Montgomery told reporters that Lauko was “good” and “will be fine” after receiving stitches on the side of his face.

— The third line of James van Riemsdyk, Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic were solid in all three zones and were rewarded for their hard work when Frederic collected the van Riemsdyk in front of the net and beat Mrazek for his second goal of the season.

— Pavel Zacha notched his first goal of the season when he tipped Kevin Shattenkirk’s shot from the point. The defenseman got his first point in a Bruins uniform after signing as a free agent in the offseason.

— The Bruins return home to Boston when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Puck drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. You can catch all the action, plus an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.

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