The Boston Bruins and Charlie McAvoy made one last push during the third period, and it worked beautifully. McAvoy managed to score with only 1:13 remaining on the clock, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 this weekend for their 5th successive win.
McAvoy managed to score a goal from a backhand after Iafallo tied the match for Los Angeles Kings 15:37 during the third period. An insurance goal was added by Patrice Bergeron at 19:23.
“You need to win in loads of different ways if you wish to become a great hockey club. It’s for this reason that tonight, it wasn’t that we were far behind, but it certainly looked like the match was getting away from us. Thankfully, a quick turn of events managed to assist us to win the game at the end,” Bruce Cassidy stated in a recent interview, who is the head coach for the Boston Bruins.
Boston Bruins’ NHL Season
The Boston Bruins managed to improve their record to 7-0-3 in the last ten matches. Jake DeBrusk managed to score for the third successive match, Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal for the season, and Tuukka Rask managed to make 23 saves.
Ilya Kovalchuk produced a power-play goal for the Los Angeles Kings, who have now lost a total of 4 consecutive games. Jack Campbell managed to make a total of 20 saves. Campbell was a surprise starter in the game with Jonathan Quick who is currently out due to illness.
The Los Angeles Kings seemed like they had the momentum in the game. This came following Rask’s save on a goal shot by Paul LaDue that ended up behind the goalie for his twelve goal of the NHL season. Brad Merchand was sent to the box due to a hooking penalty on Jeff Carter. However, it did little to help as the Boston Bruins didn’t allow a single shot during power play by the Los Angeles Kings.
“I am extremely proud of how we played during the third period,” stated Rask, who managed to win his fifth consecutive start. “Although they managed to tie the match with only a few minutes left, we received a penalty and did a fantastic job when it came to the penalty kill. This essentially shows everyone in the league how resilient we can be.”
Los Angeles Kings Get Frustrated
Anze Kopitar, the captain for the Los Angeles Kings, shattered his hockey stick on his own crossbar following the goal by McAvoy, which he later attributed to frustration and anger over his team’s inability to control the game and for his team not leading the game when they had a man advantage.
“With only four minutes left in the match, and having power play in a game that is tied, we needed to find a way to score,” stated Kopitar. “We never even got into the zone which is quite embarrassing.” The Kings are in desperate need of a win after losing against the Bruins. Let’s see what they can produce in the next matchup.