The Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings in a melee-ridden Ice Hockey Match in Los Angeles on Thursday (2 January) and by doing so knocked Los Angeles out of a tie with Montreal in their division.
GV PAN Boston in dark stripes playing from left to right. No. 10 from Boston skates whole length of ice and scores Boston's first goal.
GV PAN MV Boston playing from right to left in second period and score third goal through Esposito and scoreboard showing score 3-0. (3 shots)
GV Kings score second goal through Bob Berry.
GV PAN Third period Boston attacking from left to right and score through Bob Schmautz and score board showing 4-2 to Boston.
Sheppard scores for Bruins.
TRANSCRIPT: CHARLES AMUNDSON: "The game matched the teams with the best offensive and defensive records in the N.H.L. Offence won out on this night, as Carol Vadnais of the Bruins skated the length of the ice to score unassisted. The one-nothing lead held through the first period.
"Esposito scored his two goals in a four-minute span of the second period. His second was a typical "Espo" goal...he was stationed just outside the L.A. crease and knocked in a rebound off a Dallas Smith shot. Esposito has thirty-seven goals in thirty-seven games.
"The Kings, whose loss was only their sixth in thirty-seven games, came back with two goals of their own in the second period. Bob Berry cut the margin to one when he tipped in Don Kannegiesser's power-play blast. The Kings were outshot forty-four to twenty-six.
"Boston put it away in the third period to draw within five points of Buffalo in their division. First Bobby Schmautz fired a fifty-footer which got by King Goalie "Rogie" Vachon to make the score four to two. Then the Bruins' power play clicked....Greg Sheppard was in a position to the right of Vachon, and knocked L.A. out of a tie with Montreal in their division."
Initials VS 2.45 VS 2.56
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: The Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings in a melee-ridden Ice Hockey Match in Los Angeles on Thursday (2 January) and by doing so knocked Los Angeles out of a tie with Montreal in their division.
The score was 5-2 to the bruins in a match that was filled with brawls and fist-fights and in which offensive techniques won the night.
The Kings' loss was only their sixth in 37 games. In the second period they scored two goals, but Boston wrapped up the match in the third period to put them within five points of Buffalo in their division.