Bruins defeat Kings in overtime 5-4
Today in game #55 of the regular season, the Bruins came away with 5-4 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings. Before the game, the Bruins had a ceremony honoring Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron for his 1,000 game milestone. You can watch the pre-game ceremony video here. Bergeron ended up with a goal (the game-winning goal in overtime) and two assists for three points in the game.
Game recap video
In the first period, no scoring happened.
In the second period, at 4:38, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 2nd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 8:13, Kings Alex Iafallo scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. At 14:02, Kings Anze Kopitar scored, giving the Kings a 2-1 lead.
In the third period, at 3:27, Bruins Danton Heinen scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 2-2. At 4:57, Bruins David Krejci scored his 12th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-2 lead. At 6:49, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, a short-handed goal, giving the Bruins a 4-2 lead. At 9:19, Kings Nate Thompson scored, cutting the Bruins lead to 4-3. At 15:13, Kings Oscar Fantenberg scored, tying the game 4-4.
In overtime, at 2:34, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the season, a power-play goal, winning the game 5-4 for the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 29 shots.
The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff winning percentage, in shots 33-29 and blocked shots 19-14. The Kings led the game in hits 25-21. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 1-for-5.
Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 4 hits. John Moore led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.
Trent Frederic, Matt Grzelcyk and Steven Kampfer were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
- Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
- Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
- Bruins forward Danton Heinen
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 30-17-8 with 68 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they host the Colorado Avalanche, at 3pm ET.