Horton

It’s time to go from excited to ecstatic.

The Bruins opened their exhibition schedule tonight with a 4-2 win at Montreal, as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead and spoiled the start of Carey Price’s first season as the Canadiens’ No. 1 netminder.

Nathan Horton scored on his first shot, Patrice Bergeron added two goals and Johnny Boychuk also lit the lamp, while Tuukka Rask made 36 saves. To say that expectations for the Bruins are now higher would be an understatement. The Bruins will continue the preseason Thursday night in Rochester, N.Y., against Florida.