Bruins falter late as Kings net OT win – Lowell Sun

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By Jimmy Golen

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON  — Trevor Moore tied the game with 26 seconds left in regulation, and Andreas Athanasiou scored on a breakaway in overtime on Monday night to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Boston never trailed in regulation, taking a 2-1 lead into the third period thanks to a goal and an assist from Craig Smith.

But with the goalie pulled in the final minute, the Kings won a faceoff in the offensive zone and Moore slid home a rebound to tie it. Cal Petersen stopped 30 shots and Blake Lizotte also scored for the Kings, who have won eight of their last 10 games.

Smith scored to break a second-period tie, and Linus Ullmark stopped 25 shots for Boston, which had won seven of eight games. Smith also assisted on Trent Frederic’s first-period goal that gave Boston an 1-0 lead.

But Lizotte tied it just over a minute later.

The game was scoreless until the puck bounced over Kings forward Phillip Danault’s stick in the defensive zone and Smith picked it up, skated in and shot. The rebound came out to Charlie Coyle, who quickly pushed it over to Frederic.

The Kings tied it just 69 seconds later when Olli Matta fed Lizotte in the slot to make it 1-1.

It stayed that way until just under a minute in the second, when Coyle worked the puck against the boards and centered it to Smith for the goal.


Kings: Host the Sharks on Thursday night.

Bruins: Host the Blackhawks on Thursday night.

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