March 24, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Kings

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 1
LAK - 1

SHOTS
BOS - 19
LAK - 24

The Bruins and Kings each got on the board in the second period and will head to the third tied 1-1.

Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring for Boston. With Brian Rolston in the box for holding, Brad Marchand stole the puck in the offensive zone and broke in alone. Bergeron buried the rebound to make it 1-0.

For Bergeron, it was his first strike in 14 games. It was also hsi 20th of the campaign.

Boston looked poised to jump ahead by two, as Quick was under fire and the Kings were reeling.

L.A. promptly came up the other end of the ice where Drew Doughty made a gorgeous feed to an open Colin Fraser in the slot. His second goal of the tied things up with 6:43 left in the frame.

With Zdeno Chara in the box for high-sticking, Thomas had to stand on his head to keep things knotted up. At one point the netminder lost his stick, recovered it and later reached through a sea of legs to sweep the puck away to safety.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 0
LAK - 0

SHOTS
BOS - 11
LAK - 15

Twenty minutes are in the books at Staples Center where the Bruins and Kings are scoreless.

L.A. controlled play in the early going, but Tim Thomas was just as sharp as he was on Thursday against the Sharks, stopping everything thrown his way.

Anze Kopitar had the Kings' best bid of the frame but caught iron.

Immediately after that play, Justin Williams went off for roughing with 2:28 to go.

Boston's power play looked as lethal as ever, as Zdeno Chara and Brian Rolston showed killer chemistry at the point, leading to a number of open blasts from No. 12.

Jordan Caron had a wide-open net on a rebound, but No. 38's attempt was blocked by Matt Greene while Jon Quick was well out of position.

The highlight of the period came when Chris Kelly took umbrage with a hit from behind, dropping the gloves with Trevor Lewis. In a rare bout for the pivot, he absolutely pounded on Lewis, who managed to get one clean shot in that ended up leaving Kelly with a cut near his left eyebrow.