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December 13, 2011 3:50 pm

Game 30: Bruins 3, Kings 0 (FINAL)

Finally, something normal: a hockey game. It’s the Kings against the Boston Bruins, with all the action on Fox Sports West and 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick against Rask.
Bruins 3, Kings 0: Just like in the second period, the Bruins got a goal from Brad Marchand after an offensive-zone faceoff win by Patrice Bergeron. This time, Marchand beat Jack Johnson to the front of the net, took the puck to his backhand and tucked it around Quick to give the Bruins a three-goal lead 5:35 into the third period.
End of game: The Kings outshot the Bruins 41-22 but were shut out for the third time this season and have now gone nine consecutive games without scoring more than two goals.

In goal: It’s still Quick against Rask.
Bruins 2, Kings 0: The Bruins took a two-goal lead at the 7:43 mark. Patrice Bergeron won an offensive-zone faceoff back to Brad Marchand, who one-timed a shot from the top of the left circle that beat Quick cleanly.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Bruins 12-7 in the second period but went 0-for-3 on the power play, including a 5-on-3 advantage that lasted 29 seconds.

Mitchell out: Willie Mitchell will not play tonight because of a lower-body injury, the Kings said. It’s not immediately known whether the injury is related to Mitchell’s previous groin injury. Davis Drewiske replaced Mitchell. Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez were healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask.
Bruins 1, Kings 0: The Kings killed an early penalty, but the Bruins took the lead at the 6:32 mark. Jack Johnson lost the puck in the corner of the Kings’ zone. Rich Peverley went to the net on a backdoor play, beat Andrei Loktionov, took a centering pass from Zach Hamill and tapped a one-timer past Quick from close range. Benoit Pouliot also got an assist.
End of period: For the Kings, it was another scoreless first period and another first-intermission deficit. Shots on goal were 12-8 in favor of the Bruins.

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