NHL Recap: Kings Rally, Beat Bruins in OT

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins
March 7, 2022; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore (12) reacts with teammates after scoring the game’s goal during the third period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

March 8, 2022

The Los Angeles Kings scored in the final minute of regular time and again in overtime to record a 3-2 win over hosts Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Andreas Athanasiou took the lead with a partial breakaway and scored an unassisted winner after 1:53 of overtime.

Trevor Moore scored a crucial extra attacking goal with 26 seconds left after chasing Arthur Kaliyev’s long-range shot through traffic. Blake Lizotte also scored for Los Angeles, who ended a four-game road trip with their third straight win.

Trent Frederic and Craig Smith scored for Boston while third-line center Charlie Coyle each had the primary assist. Smith added an assist to the opening goal for a multipoint game.

Avalanche 5, Islanders 4

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-changing goal 4:06 of the third half while Colorado scored four goals in a 4:21 span before clinching the win over New York in Elmont, NY

Cale Makar finished with two goals and an assist, extending his assists streak to 12 games, matching the franchise record set by current general manager Joe Sakic in 1992. They had two games, only their third losing streak of the season.

Anders Lee scored his second power play goal of the game with 8:02 left and Casey Cizikas struck 90 seconds later to cut the deficit to 5-3.

Flames 3, oiler 1

Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the second half as Pacific Division leaders Calgary continued their hot streak with a win over Edmonton.

Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and an assist while Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves as Calgary scored in their fifth straight game (4-0-1). The Flames have improved to 16-2-1 since January 24, and they are 12-0-1 in their last 13 home games.

Devin Shore scored and Mikko Koskinen made 26 saves as the Oilers lost their third straight game (0-2-1). Edmonton is 2-5-1 after a five-game winning streak that came immediately after former coach Dave Tippett was fired.

Panther 6, Saber 1

Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists and Mason Marchment provided three assists as the Florida guest beat Buffalo for their third straight win.

Brandon Montour and Anthony Duclair each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers. Noel Acciari, Carter Verhaeghe and Patric Hornqvist scored Florida’s other goals, and Spencer Knight stopped 29 of 30 shots.

John Hayden had Buffalo’s goal and Craig Anderson made 25 saves. The Sabers were only surpassed by a 31-30 lead but remained scoreless on five power play chances.

Maple Leafs 5, Blue Jackets 4

Alexander Kerfoot and Michael Bunting scored in the third half and on a visit to Toronto they defeated Columbus, who came from a 3-0 deficit to level the game.

Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews and Bunting each had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who lost their last two games. Ilya Mikheyev also scored and TJ Brodie added two assists. Petr Mrazek made 31 saves for the win.

Sean Kuraly, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Jack Roslovic and Patrik Laine scored for Columbus. Max Domi and Gustav Nyquist each had two assists, and Elvis Merzlikins had 28 stops.

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