Bruins 5, Kings 4 (OT)
BOSTON (AP) _ Charlie Simmer scored at 4:21 of overtime on a deflection of Tom Fergus’ pass to cap a Boston comeback and lift the Bruins to a 5-4 National Hockey League victory over the Los Angeles Kings Monday night.
Fergus carried the puck up the right side and sped around defenseman Craig Redmond deep in the Kings’ zone. He then shoveled the puck across the slot to Simmer, who was racing in from the left side.
Simmer then beat goalie Bob Janecyk for his 24th goal of the season.
The Bruins are now 4-1-2 in their last seven games, while the Kings have won just one of their last nine contests.
Boston had squandered a 2-0 lead and fell behind 4-3 on Jim Fox’s 19th goal of the season at 11:12 of the third period. It was the Kings’ third goal in only 7:39.
But Ken Linseman tied the score with his 11th goal of the season with 59 seconds remaining in the third period. Fergus gave the puck to defenseman Mike O’Connell, who passed it from about 30 feet out along the right boards.
It hit Linseman’s right skate in the slot and bounced by Janecyk.
Boston had taken its 2-0 lead on Mats Thelin’s third goal at 2:20 of the first period, and Rick Middleton’s 15th, on a power play, at 9:22 of the second period.
Just 1:10 later, Terry Ruskowski got his eighth goal for Los Angeles.
Marcel Dionne then launched the Kings’ third period charge with his 25th goal at 3:33. It was his 11th goal in his last 14 games.
Bill O’Dwyer gave the Kings their first lead with his first NHL goal at 6:22. But Geoff Courtnall, playing his first game since being recalled from the American Hockey League Sunday, tied the game with his fourth goal at 8:48.