The last time these two teams met the Kings had no problem beating them as they attacked them offensively with a 4-2 win on home ice, but Monday they fought hard, tied the game, but struggled on scoring chances and ended up losing.
The Kings pushed the entire game especially at the end but the puck just wouldn’t get past Bruins goaltender Brad Johnson who stopped 21 shots. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was consistent yet again in the crease stopping 20 shots.
In the first period the number one defensive team in the NHL fell as the Bruins scored a short-handed and power play goal on the Kings.
In the second period at 4:09 Willie Mitchell got his first of the season putting the Kings on the board, from Mike Richards.
In the third period Jeff Carter got a power play goal at 8:35 from Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty to tie the game, but right after at 8:53 the Bruins took the lead and the Kings made their best attempts but couldn’t get the game to go to overtime.
At 64 points, 29-15-6, the Kings are in third place in the Pacific Division, sixth in the Western Conference, and eighth in the League.
They continue their road trip taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, 4:00 p.m., at Nationwide Arena.
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