Inevitable signs of rust will surface for the Bruins when they resume play Monday night at TD Garden for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but their play during the seven-game winning streak they carry into the quest for the Cup outweighs those concerns.

So many numbers from that seven-game stretch speak of dominance.

For starters, in the final half of the six-game series vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets and during the sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes, the B’s won on the scoreboard by a combined 28-9, an average score of 4-1.3.

Before catching fire, the Bruins had won five playoff games, lost five and trailed coach John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets, 2-1.

So where did the Bruins get better, besides everywhere? The top line exploded, the penalty kill became ridiculously good, the power play picked up a ton of steam and goalie Tuukka Rask, already the leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy, grew even hotter.

First things, first, the first line: Early in the playoffs, the Bruins’ depth became a huge part of the story, with trade-deadline acquisitions Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson blossoming after the end of the regular season. Nineteen different Bruins have scored a goal during the postseason, leaving defensive-minded Brandon Carlo as the lone exception. The depth kept the B’s treading water.

During the seven-game tear, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak have demonstrated why many consider them to be the best line in the NHL. Whatever was ailing Pastrnak early in the playoffs vanished. He’s all the way back.

Marchand (3-6-9), Bergeron (5-3-8) and Pastrnak (4-4-8) have managed to outscore all opponents, 12-9, in the past seven games. Think about how difficult that is to accomplish considering they are on the ice less than a third of the time, although not by much in the case of Marchand and Bergeron, who have had a huge role in the success of the club’s special teams.

The Bruins scored seven goals in 15 power-play opportunities during the sweep of the Hurricanes.

Torey Krug (seven assists during the seven-game winning streak) has been instrumental in the unit’s success with his play from the point. Krug also has drawn consistent praise from coach Bruce Cassidy throughout the playoffs for competing with greater attention to detail on the defensive side of his duties.

Playing with a physical edge is a huge part of what the Blues do, but bringing that mentality to the ice sometimes can lead to excessive penalties. It will be interesting to see whether respect for the lethal nature of the Bruins’ power play dulls the Blues’ nasty edge.

The Bruins have been even better on killing penalties than capitalizing on the power play. They ranked third in the NHL in the regular season, killing 79.9 percent of the penalties, a figure that has jumped to 86.3 in the playoffs. During the seven-game streak, it’s a killer 95.8. In 24 opportunities, only the Hurricanes’ wunderkind Sebastian Aho found the net.

Down a man or at even strength, Rask looms largest in the Bruins’ success.

Among goalies who have played more than one game these playoffs, Rask leads in goals-against average (1.84), save percentage (.942) and saves (517). During the 7-0 stretch, he has a 1.23 GAA and a .961 save percentage.

The Hurricanes attacked the net from puck drop as a desperate team should in Game 3. Rask somehow saved all 20 shots fired at him in the first period on the way to a 2-1 victory.

Watching him moving from post-to-post calls to mind playing table hockey in the way that he seems to go from here to there without moving his body, as if connected to a steel pole that runs under the ice. He’s so efficient and never seems to get suckered out of position in pursuit of the puck.

Rask and mates will carry 10 days of rust, compared to five for the Blues, onto the ice Monday, but once it fades what’s left is a talented, veteran hockey team riding a hot goalie, a nice formula for Stanley Cup Final success.