BOSTON - The Canadiens opened up their two-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday.
The Bruins got on the board first, with David Pastrnak opening the scoring at the 6:59 mark of the first.
Though things got a bit testy between the two teams - as is typical for a Montreal-Boston matchup - Pastrnak's tally would be the only one of the opening frame. The Bruins headed to the room up 1-0 on the scoreboard and leading 11-10 in shots.
In the second, Pastrnak got his second of the night - and 40th of the season - to double Boston's lead 4:16 into the frame.
The Canadiens wouldn't wait long to reply to this one, with Marco Scandella getting his second as a Hab - and fifth of the season - just 36 seconds later.
With Joel Armia in the box for roughing, Pastrnak made it a hat trick with 4:15 left in the second.
After 40, the Bruins were leading 3-1 and were ahead 26-19 in shots.
Boston made it 4-1 in the third when Patrice Bergeron scored an empty-netter with 19.8 seconds left in the game.