The Boston Bruins took a tough loss Monday night as the Los Angeles Kings’ late goal in regulation ended up costing the B’s a point. LA won it in overtime, 3-2, in a much different affair than it was just a week ago when Boston routed the Kings, 7-0.
The Bruins got on the board first, as Charlie Coyle found Trent Frederic in the slot, who sniped it home with six minutes to go in the first period. But, just a minute later, Olli Maatta found Blake Lizotte in the slot and put it past Linus Ullmark following a series of deflections.
With a minute left in the second period, after Coyle played keep away in the corner, he found Craig Smith in the slot who roofed one past Cal Peterson for his fifth goal in three games, to make it 2-1 Bruins.
It looked as if Boston had the game in the bag, but with 25 seconds left and the goalie pulled, Trevor Moore collected a rebound to tie it at 2-2.
With under two minutes left in overtime, Coyle’s no-look backhand pass to the point, where nobody was, was intercepted by Andreas Athanasiou who took advantage of the breakaway as he roofed it past Ullmark to send Los Angeles home happy.
Boston will take on the Blackhawks Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, before facing the Coyotes Saturday to round out the three-game homestand. The Bruins look to receive both Matt Grzelcyk and Urho Vaakanainen back for Thursday’s game vs. Chicago.
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