Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins welcomed three key players back to the lineup Saturday afternoon, and dropped Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers by a 3-1 final at TD Garden.

All three returning talents played a key role in the B’s victory, too, beginning with David Pastrnak’s game-opening tally in the first period, an assist on Taylor Hall’s second-period marker, and an effort that featured two shots on goal in over 20 minutes of time on ice.

On the backend, Hampus Lindholm returned to the B’s lineup after suffering a lower-body injury in the team’s Apr. 5 loss in Detroit, and finished with a plus-1, one hit, and three shots on goal in 24:41 of play.

And in net, Linus Ullmark returned to the cage after missing three games. Ullmark dazzled with a 30-of-31 line in the Boston net, and had more than a few nasty-looking glove saves along the way.

The Bruins will skate against the Canadiens in Montreal on Sunday night.