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Bruins score seven, defeat Blue Jackets

DeBrusk, Heinen each has goal, two assists; Pastrnak extends point streak to 12

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists, helping the Boston Bruins defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 at TD Garden on Monday.

David Pastrnak had an assist to extend the longest point streak in the NHL to 12 games (five goals, nine assists), Brad Marchand, David Backes, Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron each had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Spooner had two assists for Boston (16-10-5), which won for the first time in three games (1-1-1). 

The Bruins scored first for the 15th time in 31 games (11-1-3).

 

[WATCH: All Blue Jackets vs. Bruins highlights]

 

"Certainly in this building we want to make it difficult for teams to come in and establish any sort of control or pace to the game," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "So that was important for us. ... So it was good to get the first goal. ... It's always an advantage, especially at home, to get the other team chasing the game."

Josh Anderson and Seth Jones scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 38 saves for the Blue Jackets (20-13-1), who lost their second straight.

Video: CBJ@BOS: Marchand buries goal with quick release

"We just have to get better," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "We've got to put some skin on [ourselves] here and take it right in the chin like we did tonight, and try to get better for our next game. That's all we can do.

"Right through our lineup, we weren't good, and obviously this is the result. It's one tick in the loss column. We've got to take it that way, grow up a little bit and get better as a hockey club."

Marchand gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 14:48 of the first period. The goal from the slot off extended his NHL career-high point streak to nine games (six goals, eight assists).

Backes made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 8:23 of the second period on a pass from DeBrusk, who also assisted McAvoy's power-play goal that gave the Bruins a 3-0 lead at 11:53 of the second.

Anderson made it 3-1 with a goal from the slot 8:32 into the third period. Heinen scored on a rush from the left face-off circle at 12:30 to make it 4-1.

Video: CBJ@BOS: Anderson hammers one-timer past Rask

Bobrovsky stopped Tim Schaller on a penalty shot at 13:06, but Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored with 4:16 remaining in the third to make it 5-1, and Bergeron scored with 2:34 remaining to make it 6-1.

DeBrusk's goal from the slot off a turnover made it 7-1 at 18:50 before Jones scored from the left face-off circle with 14 seconds remaining to make it 7-2.

 

Goal of the game 

McAvoy's goal at 11:53 of the second period.

Video: CBJ@BOS: McAvoy pots PPG off DeBrusk's great feed

 

Save of the game 

Tuukka Rask's save on Cam Atkinson at 4:25 of the second period.

Video: CBJ@BOS: Rask stops Atkinson's breakaway chance

 

Highlight of the game 

Heinen's goal at 12:30 of the third period.

Video: CBJ@BOS: Heinen sneaks shot past Bobrovsky

 

They said it 

"It's been a while since I've been this disappointed in a game. You know things happen in the game but sometimes you just chalk it up to 'OK, we were flat.' But tonight the lack of emotion, the lack of caring, it's just disappointing. This team, you don't use those words too often with our team. So to use those words tonight doesn't sit well with me." -- Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno

 

"It was ... one of those nights and it was nice that we got no passengers tonight and everyone contributed." -- Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk 

 

Need to know

Bruins center David Krejci was scratched with an upper-body injury. He will also not play at the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. … Boston scored seven goals in a game for the first time since a 7-3 win at the Dallas Stars on Feb. 20, 2016.

 

What's next

Blue Jackets: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, FS-O, NHL.TV)

Bruins: At the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sport, NESN, NHL.TV)

 

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