RECAP: Kings start road trip with loss to Bruins
Chris Kelly broke a 1-all tie with 5:27 left in the third period and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for his second goal of the game as the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Saturday night.
Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for the Bruins as he and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick exchanged tough saves throughout the night.
Jordan Nolan scored the only goal for the Kings, breaking up Rask's shutout bid on a soft wrist shot with seven minutes left in the third. It was the second goal of the season and evened the score at 1-1, but the tie didn't last long.
Kelly put Boston back on top 1:33 later when he tipped in Carl Soderberg's shot. The puck was in and out of the net too quickly for the officials to see and wasn't ruled a goal until a video review confirmed it went in.
Marchand, who broke the scoreless tie on a goal with 3:40 left in the second period, added his 15th of the season with 17 seconds left to play. Marchand directed a backhand toward the empty net and the puck slowly drifted in, just out of Jeff Carter's reach as he raced to try to stop it.
Quick finished with 30 saves for the Kings.
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Marchand beat Quick on a wrist shot from just inside the blue line on a drop pass from Zdeno Chara. It was Boston's first goal against the Kings since Marchand scored 8:53 into the third period of a game on Jan. 20, 2014.
Tyler Toffoli just missed tying it about 2:20 into the third period on a shot that bounced hard off the post with a loud clang. It was one of just a few shots for Los Angeles that Rask didn't get a piece of as he withstood the Kings' pressure in the third period.
The Kings finally broke Rask with 7 minutes left in the third on a wrist shot by Nolan that deflected off a Boston player.
Marchand actually celebrated three goals, but only two counted. He was a second or two late on a wrist shot that beat Quick at the end of the first period. Replays showed the puck didn't cross the goal line until after time had expired and it remained scoreless heading into the second.
WATCH HIGHLIGHT: Tuukka Rask robs Nick Shore on the breakaway - http://t.co/ZwnSNFl5ex— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 1, 2015
NOTES: Los Angeles opened a five-game Eastern Conference road trip, which will include a stop at the White House on Monday while the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are in town to play the Capitals on Monday night. ... Marchand was the last Boston player to score against the Kings, scoring 8:53 into the third on Jan. 20, 2014, in Boston. ... Boston's backup goalie was Malcolm Subban, younger brother of Montreal D P.K. Subban, who dressed for the first time in the NHL but did not play. The Bruins called up Subban from Providence of the AHL on Friday.