COLUMBUS (AP) -- Loui Eriksson scored from a hard angle in the opening minute of the third period for his first goal with Boston, and the Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday.
Playing their first road game, the Bruins also got a goal from Chris Kelly, and an empty-net tally from Milan Lucic. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves.
Rask blocked Marian Gaborik's tying attempt in the closing moments and then pushed the puck aside with his glove.
Jack Johnson scored on a first-period power play for the Blue Jackets, who won their last two on the road but are now 0-2 at home.
Sergei Bobrovsky, last year's Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goalie, stopped 33 shots.
The Bruins played keep-away with the puck as they protected their lead during the final 19 minutes of the game.
Boston went ahead 2-1 during a rush when Patrice Bergeron found Eriksson with a nifty cross-ice pass. From the right side of the goal line, Eriksson tucked a high shot just inside the near post over Bobrovsky's left shoulder 49 seconds into the third.
It was Eriksson's first goal since he was acquired last summer in the trade involving Tyler Seguin. Eriksson scored his other 150 NHL goals with the Dallas Stars.
With the Blue Jackets ahead 1-0, Bobrovsky stymied a threat early in the second period. He blocked Shawn Thornton's one-timer and then smothered the puck while Lucic and Jarome Iginla scrambled to get at the rebound in the crease.
Columbus weathered a double-minor assessed to rookie Boone Jenner for high-sticking Adam McQuaid, who turned 27.
Boston almost tied it when Daniel Paille took a chip pass and was all alone for a short-handed breakaway, but his shot was wide of the net.
An instant after that penalty was killed, the Bruins got even. Iginla dropped a pass to Kelly for a hard slap shot from just inside the blue line that eluded Bobrovsky low on the glove side with 3:42 remaining in the second for his second goal of the season.
The Blue Jackets recorded only four shots in the first period -- the Bruins had just seven -- but Columbus made the most of its second power-play opportunity.
James Wisniewski faked a shot from the left point and then slid a pass to Johnson at the top of the right circle. Johnson's one-timer beat Rask to the glove side with 1:08 remaining.
Detroit 5, Philadelphia 2
DETROIT -- Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and two assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which had three power-play goals to snap its 0-for-10 season-opening man-advantage skid. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves.
Erik Gustafsson and Tye McGinn scored for Philadelphia and Ray Emery stopped 25 shots. Flyers interim coach Craig Berube dropped to 1-2 since replacing the fired Peter Laviolette on Monday.
Colorado 5, Washington 1
WASHINGTON -- Alex Tanguay scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves in his return to Washington as the Colorado Avalanche remained perfect under coach Patrick Roy with a 5-1 win over the Capitals on Saturday night.
It is the first time the franchise is 5-0 since the 1994-95 season when the team was the Quebec Nordiques.
Rookie Nathan MacKinnon added his first NHL goal and an assist, and Matt Duchene and Jamie McGinn also scored for Colorado. Peter Stastny earned two assists.