The Boston Bruins blew out the New Jersey Devils Thursday night as Marc McLaughlin scored his first NHL goal in his debut as part of the eigh-goal rout.
Just a minute in the Bruins got on the board with Matt Grzelcyk as his shot from the point trickled in, right before Josh Brown dropped the gloves in his NHL debut just three minutes into the action.
Jack Hughes put the Devils on the board with a game-tying goal from quite a weird angle, but Boston then took the lead that they ran away with. With four minutes left in the first Jake DeBrusk collected a rebound in front after crashing the net to make it 2-1.
The six-goal second period from Boston started early too, as two and a half minutes into the frame Erik Haula got on the board with a collected rebound out in front, which was followed by a Brad Marchand one-timer from the hash marks at 13:27. Patrice Bergeron tipped in a David Pastrnak clapper from the point and two minutes later Marchand potted another from the faceoff dot to make it a 6-1 lead.
McLaughlin got on the board with his first NHL goal with a 2-on-1 one-timer as he made it 7-1, which was Boston’s fourth goal in just five minutes. Haula then put the cherry on top as it was 8-1 after Haula’s goal which came at 3:48 in the second period.
McLaughlin and Brown both debuted and both had quite special nights.
Boston looks forward to their matchup Saturday night against the Blue Jackets, as they begin their rigid month of April.