A 3,000 mile trip and a coaching change later, still the Los Angeles Kings couldn’t leave their troubles behind. Even without Captain Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas, the Kings still weren’t able to solve the Boston Bruins.
One positive for the Kings, was the blistering 41 shots they unleashed on B’s goalie Tukka Rask. Included in that was a third period that saw L.A. out-shoot Boston 20-3. Yet as we all know, it’s all about quality not quantity and it was all for naught as the Kings were blanked in John Stevens debut, 3-0.
Again the Kings power-play wasn’t any better, going 0-for-5 on the evening.
In the early going, Boston got on the board by virtue of a tip in by Rich Peverley. Peverley’s fifth, past Jonathan Quick during the first frame, gave the B’s a 1-0 edge.
From there it was the Brad Marchand show. In the second stanza, Marchand snapped his tenth of the campaign past Quick, doubling the Boston advantage. Then in the early third, it was Marchand striking again, this time on the backhand to cap off the scoring at 3-0.
Dustin Brown led Los Angeles in shots with six.
However it was another egg laid by the Kings, as they’ve now dropped five straight, falling to 13-13-4 (30 points). L.A. will hope to take some positives from the third period, into their contest at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.