|Date of game: 1/31/2015
Recap: Boston vs. Los Angeles
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Marchand scored two goals to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Chris Kelly tallied the game-winning goal late in the third and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for the Bruins, who were coming off a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday.
"I think we battled for every inch of the ice we had to get tonight and we had to earn it," Boston head coach Claude Julien said. "It was nice to see our team compete for that whole 60 minutes and stay on top of their game."
Jordan Nolan lit the lamp and Jonathan Quick stopped 30-of-32 shots for the Kings, who have dropped five of their last six games.
"They just scored more goals than us," Nolan said. "We had a few opportunities that we should've buried and that was the difference in the game."
Nolan tied the game with seven minutes remaining in the final stanza. Drew Doughty raced through the neutral zone and sent the puck to Nolan, who entered the zone and blasted the puck over the glove of Rask from the left-wing boards.
Boston reclaimed the lead for good just 1:33 later as Kelly redirected Carl Soderberg's right point shot into the net for a 2-1 score.
Rask stopped Los Angeles defenseman Alec Martinez in close with under two minutes to play and Marchand scored on an empty net with 16.7 seconds left to seal the win.
The Bruins threatened late in the opening stanza as Quick made two saves on Loui Eriksson. Marchand took the loose puck and fired the puck in the net, but time already expired and the game was scoreless at the first intermission.
Marchand did, however, score with 2:40 left in the second. Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a short pass from Gregory Campbell and slipped the puck to Marchand, who snapped a shot from the top of the left circle past a screened Quick.Game Notes
The Bruins improved to 9-1-4 over their last 14 games ... Boston has won four
of its last six games against Los Angeles ... Marchand had a game-high seven
shots ... Eriksson left the game late in third after taking a hit from Kings
defenseman Robyn Regehr along the boards.