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.

Since the Boston Bruins likely are done with the free agent market — and they still have a lot of the same team at forward — it seems likely there’s a trade on the horizon.

Whenever there is a discussion about what the Boston Bruins will look like whenever life after Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci finally arrives, Jack Studnicka is usually the first name that comes up. A second-round pick in 2017, Studnicka is believed to be the next bona fide top six, two-w…

This year, it’s the equivalent of a mid-December game when the season is no longer new, and checkpoints like the All-Star break and trade deadline are a long way off: It’s difficult to stay interested and motivated, unless you’re the type who pays close attention to those who suddenly get a …

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