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Recap: Pastrnak, Grzelcyk each score twice in Bruins victory over Devils

Quite the time for Matt Grzelcyk’s first two tallies of the season.

NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

P.K. Subban’s jockstrap was last seen at the blue line.

Grzelcyk undressed Subban entering the offensive zone with a gorgeous toe drag before ripping shot past the glove hand of Mackenzie Blackwood. The goal increased the Bruins’ lead to 4-1 midway through the third period, taking the wind out of the Devils’ sails for good.

The Bruins extended their point streak to five games with a 5-1 win in New Jersey. The B’s pulled away with a three goal final frame.

The first period consisted of some good back-and-forth play, yet the Bruins returned to the locker room with a two goal lead. Grzelcyk and David Pastrnak lit the lamp 14 seconds apart, both on eye-catching snipes. After being thoroughly outplayed in the second period, the Bruins capped off their effort with a well-executed final 20 minutes.

Pastrnak’s two goals increased his total to 19 for the campaign, increasing his league lead to three over Leon Draistaitl. Averaging nearly a goal per game, Pastrnak’s constant offense has powered the Bruins to many wins already.

Tuukka Rask stopped 25 of 26 pucks he faced, making all the saves he needed to keep his team in the game. The Bruins forced 15 turnovers and blocked 14 shots, displaying solid team defense in front of their franchise goaltender.

The B’s return to action on Thursday night when they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to the TD Garden.