The Bruins wanted to head out to the West Coast with some momentum, and they’ve accomplished that reachable goal.

The B’s took care of business against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon by a 4-1 score, and won six of their last nine games against beatable opponents before heading out to California for games vs. the NHL’s iron in Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim.

The Jets actually scored first on a sloppy line change for the Bruins with Torey Krug turning a puck over to Dustin Byfuglien in the neutral zone. Big Buff zipped a shot past Tuukka Rask after a twirl through the Boston zone, but it was all Black and Gold from that point forward.

Torey Krug scored a pair of goals to join Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque and Greg Hawgood as the only B’s rookies defensemen since 1966 to score 10 goals on the season, and he set up Daniel Paille with a slick cross-ice pass. Both of Krug’s goals came from smoked point shots, with one sailing clean through a screen set by Justin Florek and the second knocking off Jacob Trouba’s stick in front of the net.

Reilly Smith capped off the scoring when he tapped in a loose Ondrej Pavelec rebound in the crease off a Brad Marchand tester from the wing, and the Bruins had themselves a comfortable margin of victory against a desperate Winnipeg team.

Tuukka Rask had a solid afternoon with 36 saves in the victory, and a far-from-sleepy Saturday afternoon also featured three different fights involving Zdeno Chara, Matt Fraser and Adam McQuaid dropping the gloves with old friend Mark Stuart in the third period.