After two periods in Boston: Kings 3, Bruins 2
The Kings scored their third goal on their ninth shot at Tim Thomas, who had begun the game with a league-leading save percentage of .959. Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams pulled off a give-and-go with great speed and Stoll finished it off at 2:50 of the third period for his 100th career goal. Williams, whose 11-game point streak had ended Friday at Buffalo, got an assist, as did Rob Scuderi.
With fans beginning to turn against them, the Bruins got back into the game and pulled within 3-2 before the second period ended.
First, a shot by Blake Wheeler trickled past Jonathan Quick from the right side at 4:30, following a scramble. Then, with a delayed penalty pending against the Kings, Gregory Campbell scored at 11:57 on the rebound of a shot by Shawn Thornton that Quick had stopped with his glove hand.
The crowd became even more animated 27 seconds later, when Thomas made a point-blank glove save on Stoll, who had been set up by Ryan Smyth.
Two penalties called against the Bruins, on Zdeno Chara at 14:22 and on Milan Lucic for cross-checking Drew Doughty at 17:32, gave the Kings chances to pad their lead. But their power play didn’t click, and they lost the advantage on the second one when Williams was sent off for goaltender interference at 18:40.
More later at www.latimes.com/sports
Helene Elliott in Boston