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Watch all six Bruins goals from their season-opening win

It all came from one line, too: two for Pastrnak, two for Backes, and two for Marchand.

The Bruins were down 2-0 in the middle of the 2nd period, but went on a 6-1 scoring barrage. Getty Images/Kirk Irwin

The defense looked shaky at times in the Bruins’ 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets Thursday night, but the offense more than picked up the slack in the season opener. And at the center of it all was Boston’s $50 million man, Brad Marchand.

The first goal of the season came with the team down 2-0, when Marchand circled around the net and dished to David Pastrnak.

Next, it was new Bruin David Backes, who found a loose puck after a Zdeno Chara slap shot for an easy one.

 

Backes followed up his first Boston goal with another, moments later, redirecting a searing shot from near to far-side.

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Marchand did the dirty work himself after that one, with a filthy deke through a defender’s legs and a wrist shot.

Marchand then caught a gimme from Pastrnak on another breakaway, with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on the opposite side of the net.

Though the game was already over by that point, Pastrnak then got another himself on one last empty-net breakaway.

Marchand finished with 5 points, Pastrnak 4, Backes 3, and rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo was a +5 in his first regular season game in a Bruins sweater. Next up is Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs, tomorrow at 7 p.m. on NESN.

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