Los Angeles Kings defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2

TD Garden, the lifeless house of snores and bores for the Bruins (losers of five straight on home ice), was finally crackling.

Mark Stuart had smoked Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles’s best forward, then willingly dropped his mitts when Wayne Simmonds came knocking. The lifeless power play had broken through twice, with Marco Sturm and Mark Recchi doing the honors. Michael Ryder and Marc Savard had beaten Jonathan Quick in the shootout.

Those are some of the reasons most of th...

The Los Angeles Kings are winning on the road. The Boston Bruins are losing everywhere.

Jaret Stoll beat Tim Thomas in the sixth round of the shootout, giving the Kings their fifth straight victory and fourth on their current trip -- a 3-2 decision over Boston on Saturday night that sent the Bruins to their seventh straight loss.

"I am not much of a planner," Stoll said. "I knew I was going to shoot, just didn't know where. As I went in something opened up and I trie...