The Bruins opening night drubbing at the hands of the Washington Capitals seems like a distant memory by now.
David Pastrnak and the Bruins top line continued their torrid pace to start the season on Saturday. Pastrnak tallied his second career hat trick and Jake DeBrusk added a pair as the Bruins dominated the winless Red Wings at the Garden to the tune of 8-2. It was the Bruins fourth win-in-a-row after opening night as they are set to embark on a three-game western road trip.
The three goals from Pastrnak give him nine points (7G, 2A) on the year thus far. The Bruins (4-1) have enjoyed a hot start from their entire top line through the first five games. Patrice Bergeron added three assists on the night while Brad Marchand notched a pair of his own. Combined, the trio of Bergeron, Pastrnak, and Marchand have combined for 30 points (13G, 17A) through the first five.
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Tuukka Rask got the start for the Bruins and turned away 32-of-34 shots on the evening to pick up his second win of the year. The Bruins spotted Rask a 5-0 lead before the Red Wings (0-3-2) tallied a power play goal off the stick of Philip Hronek in the third period. Dylan Larkin’s third goal of the season was the Red Wings second of the game but it was too little too late.
Since being shut out on opening night, the Bruins have scored 22 goals during this four-game winning streak. They will now look to bring the show on the road as they prepare for a western Canadian road trip, beginning in Calgary on Wednesday. The following night they match up against the Oilers before a game against the Canucks before they finish the road trip on the other side of the country in Ottawa.
The Bruins next home game isn’t until the 24th when they welcome in the Philadelphia Flyers.