Tea Party at the Staples Center Bruins Vs Kings

Preview: Boston at Los Angeles
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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THE STORY: Two division leaders square off Saturday as the Los Angeles Kings host the Boston Bruins. Los Angeles, which is atop the Pacific by the narrowest of margins, has won six games in a row both overall and at home. The Kings had won five straight against the Boston Bruins until dropping a 3-0 decision in Boston on Dec. 13. The Bruins, who own a three-point lead over Ottawa Senators in the Northeast, have been outscored 19-6 in losing four straight on the road.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, NESN (Boston), FSN West (Los Angeles)

ABOUT THE BRUINS (42-28-3): Boston has earned at least one point in six of its last seven meetings (2-1-4) with Los Angeles. The club, which has lost five of seven overall, is 0-1-0 on its three-game California road trip. Captain Zdeno Chara will be playing in his 1,000th career game. He’ll become the 277th player – and 91st defenseman – to reach the milestone. “I’ve thought about it a little bit lately,” Chara said. “But I’m trying not to think about it too much because this is an important game for us.”

ABOUT THE KINGS (37-25-12): Los Angeles is 3-0-0 on its four-game homestand. The team is 10-3-0 since the addition of Jeff Carter, who has six goals and nine points with the Kings. Others benefiting from his presence are Anze Kopitar and captain Dustin Brown. Kopitar has recorded a point is 10 of 12 contests while Brown has gotten on the scoresheet in 11 of 13. Justin Williams is impressed with Kopitar’s recent play. “He’s showing that he wants it,” Williams said. “He’s carrying us and getting us to where we want to be.”


1. The Bruins have lost 15 of their last 21 games against teams from the Pacific.

2. Boston is one of two teams (Washington) with a perfect record when leading after two periods (28-0-0).

PREDICTION: Kings 3, Bruins 2.

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