The Boston Bruins hammered the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 at Boston Garden, scoring more goals than in any game this season.

How do you suppose former UMaine player and CBJ coach John Tortorella like that?

Much of the B's damage was done by the young guns. Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists. Defenseman Charlie McAvoy had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist and a fight).

Veterans Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Backes also scored goals.

The B's outshot the Blue Jackets 45-18.

Rask got the win in net.

Put the Bruins record at 16-10-5 and in third place in their division.