Kings 2, Bruins 1, OT
BOSTON (AP) _ Olli Jokinen scored with 1:06 left in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings slowed the Boston Bruins’ playoff run with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Bruins, who began the night five points ahead of the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Boston has nine games remaining in the regular season, five of them at home.
Joiknen took a pass in the slot from Craig Johnson and fired his winning shot into the net over the stick of Bruins goalie Byron Dafoe. The loss broke Dafoe’s six-game unbeaten streak. He stopped 25 shots.
Rob Blake gave the Kings a 1-0 lead at 5:40 of the third period on a shot from just above the right circle.
Sergei Samsonov tied the game at 12:09 on a shot from the right circle. Dmitri Khristich, who missed the last two games with a separated shoulder, assisted on the goal.
Jamie Storr, who allowed nine goals in his previous three starts, turned away 24 shots.
The win broke a four-game losing streak for the Kings.