Los Angeles Kings defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3

LOS ANGELES - At the Staples Center yesterday, as the Bruins completed a grinding three-game road trip up and down the California coast (they started in Anaheim, flew north to San Jose, then traveled back to Los Angeles), they found themselves without some of their top guns.

No Patrice Bergeron (thumb). No Marc Savard (knee). No Marco Sturm (leg). No Dennis Wideman (sick). No Steve Begin (undisclosed) for half the game.

What they had, surprisingly, was a two-goal lea...