Their 6-3 victory over the Blue Jackets in Columbus last Thursday showed what can happen when the offense is clicking as David Pastrnak, David Backes and Brad Marchand all found the back of the net twice. Two nights later in Toronto, however, the B’s offense was close to non-existent as Pastrnak tallied the lone Boston goal.

For certain, the B’s offense will get a boost with the return of Patrice Bergeron – who will be back for the team’s first homestand of the season. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Monday that Bergeron will practice Wednesday in Boston. Bergeron was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last season, leading the team with 68 points.

The B’s home opener will take place Thursday (7 p.m., NESN) against the New Jersey Devils, with two more TD Garden games to follow – against Montreal on Saturday and vs. Minnesota next Tuesday.