Coach Claude Julien returned to Boston Garden for the first time since getting fired last year and his former team beat up his Montreal team 4-1. Make it 13 straight games the Bruins have picked up at least one point in the standings (10-0-3).

David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner and Brad Marchand goals gave the B's a 3-1 lead and then David Krejci scored an empty-netter.

Tuukka Rask made 21 saves in net.

The Bruins are now 25-10-8 while the Canadiens drop three games below .500.

The B's are solid in second place in their division and have the third best record in the Eastern Conference.