On the day in which the Bruins celebrated Patrice Bergeron’s one thousandth career game, they defeated the lowly Kings 5-4 in overtime. Thanks to that win, Boston is now tied with Montreal for third place in the division standings with a game in hand.
After a scoreless, fast paced first period, Charlie McAvoy potted a beautiful feed from Bergeron. Los Angeles answered quickly on a preventable goal by Alex Iafallo. Then, Anze Kopitar scored again for the Kings to make it two to one. The Bruins went into the third period down two to one.
During the third period, the Bruins came out flying, scoring three unanswered goals, by Danton Heinen, David Krejci, and a shorthanded goal by Brad Marchand. Los Angeles then tied it up again, on goals by former Bruin Nate Thompson and Oscar Fantenberg. In overtime, Tuukka Rask made a huge breakaway stop against Adrian Kempe, before Boston went to the power play on a trip by Ilya Kovalchuk. Patrice Bergeron then scored the game winner in overtime on the power play.
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