Kings tie up in the game in the final minutes of the third
|03.19.09 at 7:55 pm ET|
15:39: Another great save by Tim Thomas as he closed up the five hole on a Dustin Brown redirect from point blank range in front of the net. It looks like it’s going to take an act of Congress to get one by the Tank tonight.
13:09: Thunderous body check by Dennis Wideman on Kevin Westgarth as the young Kings skater tried to push the puck the left side of the ice.
10:10: Power play strike by Michael Handzus in a mucker of a power play goal following several Kings shots and Thomas saves. Thomas made the initial high slot stop on Wayne Simmonds and then another stop down low on Teddy Purcell, but was on his but and out of position when the puck hoppped on the stick of Handzus by the right post.
5:04: Back and forth action for both squads that included the trademark Aaron Ward “forearm shiver’ in the D-zone to a Kings player that’s obviously never felt its wrath before. Sean O’Donnell in the box for hooking and another PP for the Bruins, who are 0-for-3 tonight.
4:16: Great Quick save on a Ryder one-timer from the right faceoff circle.
1:36: Unbelievable turn of events for the Bruins. Milan Lucic steals a puck at the blue line and moves in all alone. Quick makes the save on his shot, and then the Kings break the puck out with Wayne Simmonds hitting the post on a shot from the high slot and rookie Drew Doughty banging home the loose puck behind Thomas.
The B’s are tied with Kings at a 2-2 score after three full period at the TD Banknorth Garden. Not a good sign from the Bruins in the third period when they can’t hold down a team that’s already mailed in this season.