Royal beatdown: Bruins top Kings, 3-0

Royal beatdown: Bruins top Kings, 3-0
December 14, 2011, 2:42 am
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BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask stopped everything in sight, and Brad Marchand scored two goals in the Bruins' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at the TD Garden.

Marchand's second was the dagger, as it came 5:35 into the third period, when he dragged a puck across the top of the crease and beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick with a backhander that just snuck under his glove.

Rask made 41 saves in his first shutout of the season.

The Bruins took a 2-0 lead into the third period, thanks to Brad Marchand's second-period snipe and Rich Peverley's first-period cycle.

Marchand put the B's up 2-0 7:43 into the second, after he quickly let one rip from the top of the left circle, following Patrice Bergeron's face-off win.

Peverley scored the first goal of the game 6:32 into the first, after going hard to the net and receiving a pass out front from Zach Hamill. Peverley started the cycle at the half-wall by dropping off a pass to Benoit Pouliot, who then sent it down the corner to Hamill.

Hamill threw a perfect pass out front to a wide-open Peverley, and put the B's up 1-0.