The Bruins had been looking for a feel-good win this season and they finally got it against a Tampa Bay Lightning team they’d been looking up at in the Atlantic Division standings.

The Bruins potted three goals in the second period – including a pair from Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly within 51 seconds of each other that chased goaltender Ben Bishop – and cruised to a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The victory gave the Bruins a perfect four points in their two-game road swing through Florida as they round into midseason form.

The Bruins had jumped out to a lead just 1:32 into the game when Milan Lucic drew the Tampa Bay defenders toward him on a left wing rush and then fed David Krejci for the goal as he was driving down the middle of the ice.

Adam McQuaid picked up his first goal of the season on a long point shot with Jarome Iginla screening in front of the net and Bergeron and Kelly added their scores to turn things into a hockey blowout.

Shawn Thornton added a sniper shot under the bar from the left wing in the opening seconds of the third period to give each of Boston’s forward lines a goal in the great all-around effort.

At the other end the B’s defense bottled up Steven Stamkos and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for his first shutout of the season.