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game recap

Kings 3, Bruins 2, SO

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:42 AM

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -The Los Angeles Kings continue to win on the road.

Jaret Stoll beat Tim Thomas in the sixth round of the shootout, giving the Kings their fifth straight victory and fourth on their current trip - a 3-2 decision over Boston on Saturday night that sent the Bruins to their seventh straight loss.

"I am not much of a planner," Stoll said. "I knew I was going to shoot, just didn't know where. As I went in something opened up and I tried to fire it where I wanted to and I was lucky enough that it went in."

Boston's seven-game losing streak, which started with a shootout loss in Los Angeles, is the team's longest since 1997.

The Kings have won six straight road games, the second-longest streak in club history.

"It says a lot about the guy in there," coach Terry Murray said.

Boston, 1-8-2 in its last 11 games, has 11 goals during its seven-game streak, eight in the last six, but the Bruins played better in their last two losses, Friday night in Buffalo and Saturday at home.

"Overall, we feel we're turning the corner, heading in the right direction," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "That's two games in a row we've competed better than we had in the past."

The Kings, who have won seven of their last eight, will end their trip in New Jersey on Sunday.

"Sixty more minutes to battle in New Jersey and we will go from there," Stoll said.

All four regulation goals Saturday night were scored on the power play.

Anze Kopitar, whose first-period shot was tipped in by Dustin Brown, scored at 4:29 of the third period to tie it for the Kings. He also scored to open the shootout, but Thomas stopped the next four before Stoll connected to end the game.

"We've worked our way back to the level of frustration, at least," Thomas said. "I think we were beyond frustration before and we've had two games where we've played really hard and worked really hard. We got one point tonight.

"I sure wish we could have finished it off. But we're heading back in the right direction, I think."

The point pulled the Bruins into a four-way tie for ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a point out of eighth.

Marco Sturm, returning from a six-game absence with a leg injury, and Mark Recchi scored for the Bruins, who had one power-play goal in their previous nine games.

Quick improved to 12-4 in shootouts, while Thomas fell to 20-21.

NOTES: The game featured a matchup between two of the three U.S. Olympic goalies. ... Center Steve Begin (five games) also returned to the Bruins' lineup, leaving Boston without only defenseman Andrew Ference (groin). The return of the two players led to Shawn Thornton and Vladimir Sobotka being healthy scratches. ... Kopitar extended his points streak to five straight games (4-5-9).

scoring summary
1st Period
12:06
LAK
PPG - Dustin Brown (13) Tip-in - ASST: Anze Kopitar (32), Jarret Stoll (23)
1 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
15:16
BOS
PPG - Marco Sturm (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Marc Savard (15)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
01:20
BOS
PPG - Mark Recchi (10) Tip-in - ASST: David Krejci (19)
2 - 1 BOS
04:29
LAK
PPG - Anze Kopitar (23) Wrist shot - ASST: Michal Handzus (15), Randy Jones (9)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDBOSLAKTOTAL
1Z. Chara
A. Kopitar
0 - 1
2B. Wheeler
D. Brown
0 - 1
3M. Ryder
M. Handzus
1 - 1
4M. Savard
R. Smyth
2 - 2
5P. Bergeron
O. Moller
2 - 2
6M. Recchi
J. Stoll
2 - 3
penalty summary
1st Period
00:39
LAK
Drew Doughty  Hooking against  Mark Recchi
08:06
LAK
Ryan Smyth  Tripping against  Patrice Bergeron
11:47
BOS
Milan Lucic  Cross checking against  Wayne Simmonds
13:51
BOS
Mark Stuart  Slashing against  Jarret Stoll
2nd Period
04:58
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Unsportsmanlike conduct
04:58
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Misconduct (10 min)
04:58
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Stuart
04:58
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Instigator against  Mark Stuart
04:58
BOS
Mark Stuart  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
05:27
BOS
Tim Thomas  Hi-sticking against  Brad Richardson
08:29
LAK
Rob Scuderi  Cross checking against  Mark Recchi
15:08
LAK
Brandon Segal  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:35
BOS
Marc Savard  Hooking against  Anze Kopitar
19:39
LAK
Scott Parse  Tripping against  Marc Savard
3rd Period
02:38
BOS
David Krejci  Hooking against  Brad Richardson
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
30-16-3
SA: 33TOI: 64:59
Saves: 31EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .939SH: 1 - 1
Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
13-14-7
SA: 29TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .931SH: 1 - 1