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3/19/16 Bruins vs. Kings

game recap

Quick helps Kings clinch playoff berth

Makes saves on 27 of 28 shots against Bruins; L.A. wins fourth in row

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

Quick holds firm to preserve win

BOS@LAK: Quick denies final shot, Kings run clock out

3/19/16: Jonathan Quick denies the last shot the Bruins can muster as the clock runs out, giving the Kings a 2-1 win to secure a playoff spot

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LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick has been the backbone of the Los Angeles Kings' recent success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and he was their foundation in the win that guaranteed they'll return to the postseason.

Quick made 27 saves on 28 shots to help the Kings clinch a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins at Staples Center on Saturday.

The Kings (44-22-5), who missed the playoffs as defending Stanley Cup champions last season, clinched with their win and the Arizona Coyotes' 2-0 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Kings bounce back in big way

Los Angeles poised for run at third Stanley Cup title in five seasons

by Brian Hunter @BrianHunterNHL / Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs following a one-year hiatus and are poised to chase their third championship in five seasons. 

Before that can happen, Los Angeles has its sights set on holding off the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks to win the Pacific Division. The Kings haven't finished in first place since the days of Wayne Gretzky, when they won the Smythe Division in 1990-91.

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Kings seek win, playoff berth against Bruins

Victory and help could return Los Angeles to postseason for first time since 2014

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

BRUINS (39-25-8) at KINGS (43-22-5)

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET; NESN, FS-W, NHL.TV

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic will play his former team for the second time this season Saturday when the Kings play the Boston Bruins at Staples Center.

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