For those of you that are new to Crown Points, this is a live blog from the Oct. 12 Kings vs. Bruins game. The column is read from bottom to top.
FINAL 8-6 BOSTON
Kings cut it to 8-6 with 4 seconds left with Patrick O'Sullivan earning the goal.
EMPTY NET GOAL BY BOSTON'S Chuck Kobasew at 18:33 will seal the deal and it is 8-5. Per Johan Axelsson and Marc Savard again.
From Wayne and Deana W.
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7-5 Boston. Milan Lucic off assists from David Krejci and Zdeno Chara. That is a Gordi Howe Hat trick for Lucic, with a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Also at 15:19, Kings bench gets a two minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Bruins on the power play.
There have been SIX power play goals scored in this game, 3-for-6 for Boston and 3-for-5 for Los Angeles.
Calder at 9:04 to the sin bin, for hooking. Bruins on the power play. Bruins take a 6-5 lead with a goal by Marc Savard. It was his first goal of the season, on the power play a cross-ice pass and he had most of the cage to shoot at. Glen Murray and Peter Schaefer also earning an assist on the play.
Kings Tie it at 5-5, with Anze Kopitar earning a goal with Lubomir Visnovsky and Rob Blake earning assists on the play at 8:19.
7:07 Kings on the power play looking to tie. Glen Murray two minutes for hooking.
At 4:37, Michael Cammalleri brought the Kings back to with in one again with his fifth goal of the season, scoring on a quick wrist shot off an assist from Derek Armstrong and Alexander Frolov.
Kessel also had a hat trick at the 2007 Youngstars game, a game that Anze Kopitar also shined at the game scoring two goals and adding three assists, but the East prevailed, 9-8
Phil Kessel put in a rebound of a Savard shot, Andrew Ference also earning an assist on the play. It is a hat trick for Kessel, the first of his career, bettering his previous career high of two, scored at Buffalo on Jan. 17, 2007.
Start of the third.
Oh yeah, with the goal inside the last minute, everyone in attendance gets a Free McFlurry from McDonald's.
Steve Carell, start of The Office, as well as some great movies like Anchorman, the Legend of Ron Burgundy, is at the game tonight. He is a life-long Bruins fan after being born and raised in Acton, Mass. I will try and find a photo.
END PERIOD 2, 4-3 BRUINS
And the Bruins just committed a penalty at 18:49, so the Kings will be on the power play, two minutes for hooking by David Krejci...and Anze Kopitar quickly converts with 48 seconds left in the period. Kopitar scored his first goal of the season off a rebound and it is 4-3. Michael Cammalleri and Dustin Brown earned the assists on the play. The combination has been very popular this season.
Brady Murray scores his first NHL goal, unassisted at 17:45 off a turnover in the Bruins end and it is 4-2.
Power play over.
Media Time Out. Kings will be on the power play. Patrice Bergeron two minutes for hooking.
Power play Killed. Kings and Bruins at even strength.
Bruins go up 4-1: Marc Savard with a great cross-ice pass to an open Phil Kessel in front of the net for an easy goal. Patrice Bergeron with the second assist.
Brady Murray, double minor four minutes for high sticking at 7:31.
5:56 Aaron Ward scores from just inside the blueline for his first goal of the year with Milan Lucic and Phil Kessel with an assist, 3-1 BRUINS.
BRUINS GOAL: Glen Murray with an assist from Marc Savarad and Zdeno Chara at 4:05 POWER PLAY GOAL
3:25 Kings on the PK, too many men on the ice. Kyle Calder is serving the penalty.
We are about 2:30 into the second period and the hits are getting violent. Dustin Brown and Kevin Dallman just delivered some big hits.
LA Times Kings beat writer Lisa Dillman just pointed out that the Stuart goal appeared to deflect off the blade of Patrice Bergeron.
The Monarchs won today, their first win of the season with a 5-4 shoot-out win. Vladimir Dravecky scored the shootout winner and Matt Moulson and right wing Teddy Purcell each scored two goals and converted a shootout attempt in the win. Dan Cloutier got his first AHL win of the year, and probably in about 10 years or so.
Official scoring is in. It is Stuart from Alexander Frolov and Ladislav Nagy at :13. 18:28: Kings Power play, Aaron Ward two minutes for hooking.
KINGS TIE IT AT ONE. The goal has not officially been announced as of yet as replays are trying to determine whether or not it was Brad Stuart's or Kyle Calder's. Stuart nailed a slap with Kyle Calder in front of the net.
16:54 - Bruins GOAL. Phil Kessel with the goal off an assist from David Krejci...just as the power play ended. The Bruins second even strength goal of the season and the first from Kessel.
Marc Savard just robbed by Bernier on a glove save on the power play...a cross-ice pass to the Bruins sniper and Bernier rose to the challenge and moved laterally and made the save. Shots now 11-8 in favor of Boston.
14:54 - Michal Handzus, holding, two minutes. Bruins on the power play. Bruins had just one shot on their opening power play.
12:47 - Raitis Ivanans and Milan Lucic drop the glove and go to the sin bin, five minutes for fighting.
|Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, left, fights with Los Angeles Kings left wing Raitis Ivanans during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) |
9:12: Derek Armstrong nearly tallied his first goal of the season on a broken play...at 9:24, Kings power play Zdeno Chara two minutes for hooking...Chara and Raitis Ivanans had a brief conversation on the way to the box. Ivanans first career fighting major was against the very large Chara.
6:06 Kings commit the first penalty of the game Jack Johnson picked up two minutes for hooking...
The Kings have been busy, out-shooting the Bruins 5-1 and creating numerous scoring opportunities. Lubomir Visnovsky had a rush on the net and just missed an open one-timer, while Alexander Frolov was dancing around the back of the net and also hit Visnovsky with a long range pass that he put on net.
Starters: Jack Johnson and Robert Blake with the new look top line of Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Ladislav Nagy with Jonathan Bernier in the net. For Boston, Marco Sturm, Glen Murray and Patrice Bergeron with Zdeno Chara and Aaron Ward on defense and Manny Fernandez.
Today is Bob Miller's 69th Birthday by the way...Happy Birthday Bob, from LAKings.com.
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