Zdeno Chara knocks Joel Armia into the Bruins bench during the first period. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

A good give-and-go resulted in Debrusk's opener on the power play at 8:03 of the first period before Weber tied the game at 12:41 on a rebound at the side of the internet.

That's when Pastrnak got to work on his seventh profession hat technique.

The NHL's leading goal scorer beat Price with a one-timer on the power play at 14:24 for Boston's 2nd tally on 5 shots.

Marchand milestone

Marchand made it 3-1 on a bad giveaway by Jeff Petry behind his own internet with 37 seconds staying in the very first-- the winger's 600th NHL point. Rate yielded 3 goals on eight shots in the first.

Pastrnak's objective eight seconds into the 2nd duration sealed Montreal's fate and Bjork offered Boston a 5-1 lead on a breakaway a minute later.

Julien took a timeout and pulled Price from the game-- the first time that has taken place given that Dec. 9, 2017-- however the assault continued.

When he deflected Brandon Carlo's shot past Kinkaid at 9:06 of the 2nd, pastrnak finished his hat technique. Pastrnak has 23 objectives in 24 video games this year.

Coyle made it 7-1 on a one-timer at 8:26 of the third as Canadiens fans left Bell Centre en masse. Heinen added an eighth for Boston with 2:02 left in the video game.

The Bruins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 video games versus Montreal. The groups fulfill once again in Boston on Sunday for the third of four encounters this season.

Cost provided up 5 goals on 11 shots before being pulled in the 2nd duration. Marchand made it 3-1 on a bad free gift by Jeff Petry behind his own internet with 37 seconds staying in the very first-- the winger's 600th NHL point. Pastrnak finished his hat technique when he deflected Brandon Carlo's shot past Kinkaid at 9:06 of the second. The Bruins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games versus Montreal.

David Pastrnak scored his second hat trick of the season to give the conference-leading Boston Bruins an 8-1 beatdown over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night.

Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and Danton Heinen also scored for the Bruins (16-3-5), who have won four straight.

Marchand, Coyle, David Krejci and Torey Krug notched 2 helps each while Sean Kuraly had 3.

Captain Shea Weber scored the only objective for the Canadiens (11-8-5), who have lost 5 straight games.

Bruins backup Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves and improved to 6-0-0 versus Carey Price, his former teammate in Montreal.

Price gave up 5 objectives on 11 shots before being drawn in the second duration. Keith Kinkaid stopped 10-of-13 shots in relief.

Boston extended its point streak to eight games (5-0-3) and jumped ahead of Washington atop the Eastern Conference standings.

Habs reeling

Claude Julien made no changes to a Canadiens team that blew a four-goal lead and lost 6-5 to the New York Rangers last Saturday.

Price quit six goals on 34 shots to the Rangers and struggled much more versus the Bruins, who were without Patrice Bergeron (lower-body injury).