BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins thought they had played as badly as they possible could. They were wrong.
The Bruins have been outscored 12-2 in their past two games by the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.
"We thought the bottom was hit two nights ago and tonight we found a way to go lower," said Boston goalie Andrew Raycroft after a 6-0 loss to the Kings on Thursday night. "We've seen China."
It was the Bruins worst loss since a 6-0 defeat to Toronto no Dec. 4, 2003.
Alexander Frolov scored the second hat trick of his career and Mathieu Garon stopped 30 shots to help the Kings win.
Frolov's goals all came in the third period. The first on a wrist shot 44 seconds into the stanza. The next came on a penalty shot. The third, with 10:55 showing on the clock, came from a shot in the slot.
"I really worked hard the first two periods but I couldn't score. I knew the only way to do that was to keep working and I finally got my chances in the third period," Frolov said.
Garon bounced back from a 6-2 loss to Anaheim on Monday with the sixth shutout of his career and the second this season. He is 20-10-0 this season and 6-2-0 in his last eight starts.
Los Angeles is 2-6-3 in its last 11 visits to Boston. The Kings last win came March 30, 1999 2-1 in overtime.
"We played solid tonight. We knew the Bruins would be aggressive tonight after their game against San Jose but we just kept battling," Kings coach Andy Murray said.
The Kings are 1-2 in their current four game road trip.
Andrew Raycroft took the loss. He was replaced for the second straight game by Tim Thomas in the third period.
"It's difficult for me to understand what has taken place over the last three days," Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said. ""Because I felt - and we felt - we had gone a long way in the last three weeks in accomplishing what we felt we needed to accomplish in order to give ourselves a chance to win."
Joe Corvo scored his ninth goal of the season at 18:55 of the first period on a shot from the point to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.
Michael Cammalleri built the Kings lead to 2-0 at 12:02 of the second period on a power play. His 16th goal of the season came on a rebound of his own shot from right of the net. He has scored at least one point in 10 of his last 11 games.
The Kings also got a third period goal from Dustan Brown. It came at 4:42 and was his eight this season.
Notes: Travis Green of the Bruins played in his 900th game in the NHL. ... Ben Walter played in his first NHL game for Boston. ... Kings coach Andy Murray has a record of 2-2-4 all-time against Boston. ... Luc Robitaille has tallied 47 points in 45 appearances against the Bruins.
|Joe Corvo (9) ASST: Sean Avery (14), Lubomir Visnovsky (32)|
1 - 0 LAK
|PPG - Mike Cammalleri (16) ASST: Sean Avery (15), Luc Robitaille (6)|
2 - 0 LAK
|Alex Frolov (15) ASST: Sean Avery (16), Nathan Dempsey (7)|
3 - 0 LAK
|Dustin Brown (8) ASST: Tom Kostopoulos (7)|
4 - 0 LAK
|PS - Alex Frolov (16) ASST: NONE|
5 - 0 LAK
|Alex Frolov (17) ASST: Dustin Brown (10), Craig Conroy (32)|
6 - 0 LAK
|Power Play %||19.0%||17.8%|
|% on Road||15.3%||14.7%|
|% at Home||22.1%||21.2%|
|Wayne Primeau Charging|
|Sean Avery Interference on goalkeeper|
|Denis Grebeshkov Holding the stick|
|Wayne Primeau Hi-sticking|
|Nick Boynton Cross checking|
|Jeff Cowan Hooking|
|Brad Boyes Hooking|
|Thomas Fitzgerald Hooking|
|Brad Isbister Roughing|
|Mattias Norstrom Holding|
|Matt Ryan Slashing|