The Boston Bruins scored two first-period power-play goals against the league's top penalty-killing unit and never looked back, beating the visiting San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night.

Patrice Bergeron recorded a hat trick and Brad Marchand added two goals and three assists as the Boston Bruins won 7-4 in the New York Rangers' 2,000th regular-season NHL game at the current Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968.

Anders Bjork made his season debut on Tuesday night against the Maple Leafs, and with David Krejci and Karson Kuhlman out and a stretch of three games in four days coming up, it seemed likely he’d be around for Saturday’s tilt with the Blues.

Tuukka Rask stopped all 31 shots he faced in his first shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins beat the visiting New Jersey Devils 3-0 in their home opener Saturday night.

Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist, Andre Burakovsky broke a tie with an unassisted goal late in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Thursday night.

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist and David Pastrnak added a goal and two assists as the Boston Bruins scored four unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

The Bruins had to display their organizational depth last season when injuries left nearly every position shorthanded at one point. The positive of that — aside from how they survived that onslaught to get to the Stanley Cup Final — is they know what they have now.

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