Friday, January 10, 2014

Kings outplay and pound Bruins 4-2


Bruins @ Kings game summary video from January 9, 2014.
Watching last night's Bruins game was tough to watch as the Los Angeles Kings outplayed the Bruins in just about every aspect of the game. Obviously the loss of Dennis Seidenberg is huge but Tuukka Rask didn't make some timely saves and the intensity wasn't there from many of the players.

The only positives from this game were Justin Florek scoring his first NHL goal and this game was the last game that Shawn Thornton had to serve for his suspension.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Kings Jeff Carter scored, after a bad turnover by Johnny Boychuk as he fanned on the puck trying to pass it out of the defensive zone, making it 1-0 Kings.

In the second period, 44 seconds into the period, Kings Justin Williams scored a power-play goal, making it 2-0 Kings. Less than two minutes later, Kings Alec Martinez scored, making it 3-0 Kings. Tuukka Rask was then pulled and in came backup goalie Chad Johnson. Later, Bruins Matt Fraser scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-1. Bruins Adam McQuaid dropped the gloves with Kings Kyle Clifford after Clifford put a big hit on Bruins David Krejci. This fight was more of a draw than anything.

In the third period, Kings Dustin Brown scored, making it 4-1 Kings. Later, Bruins Justin Florek scored his 1st NHL career goal, making it 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask started the game, played 21:45 and made 15 saves on 18 shots. Rask got the loss and is now 21-11-2 with a 2.12 GAA and a .928 save percentage this season. Chad Johnson came into the game in the second period and made 16 saves on 17 shots. Johnson's numbers now look like: 2.30 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 34-27 and blocked shots 13-8. The Kings led the game in shots 35-22 and faceoff wins 35-28. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Kings went 0-for-6.

Ryan Spooner led the Bruins with 4 shots. Jarome Iginla and David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Johnny Boychuk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Adam McQuaid has now fought in the last four games.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 28-14-2 with 58 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday at the San Jose Sharks at 10:30pm ET.

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