BOSTON (AP) David Krejci returned with a goal and an assist after missing five games with an injury, David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 12th and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Brent Burns scored San Jose's only goal. Martin Jones finished with 36 saves for the Sharks, who lost their third straight and went 1-3-1 on a five-game Eastern Conference road trip.
Burns pulled San Jose within 2-1 on a power-play goal 1:31 into the second, but Boston blew it open with three more goals before the period ended.
Chris Wagner had a goal and an assist as the Bruins won their fourth straight and improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight. Charlie Coyle and Brandon Carlo also scored for Boston.
Tuukka Rask made 16 saves for the Bruins, who outshot the Sharks 41-17 and held San Jose to just six shots in each of the first two periods.
The Bruins got power-play goals from Pastrnak and Krejci in the first period and led 2-0 after one.
Coyle redirected a slap shot by Krejci to put the Bruins up 3-1 at 5:21 of the second, then Wagner slipped a backhand between Jones' pads on a breakaway to make it 4-1 at 8:31 of the second. It was the first goal of the season for Wagner, who picked up an assist at 16:50 when Carlo scored on a high shot from the point.
It could have been worse for San Jose without some big saves by Jones. Jones made back-to-back saves on Coyle and Sean Kuraly from just outside the crease with about eight minutes left in the period and stopped Wagner on another breakaway just before the buzzer.
There was no scoring in the third period, when the linesmen got a workout keeping several fights from happening with the game already out of hand.
The officials stepped in twice early in the third to keep Zdeno Chara and San Jose's Evander Kane from fighting. Brett Ritchie and San Jose's Barclay Goodrow did square off with 7:21 in a bout that ended after Ritchie landed a string of solid punches. Both got fighting majors and 10-minute misconducts.