Kings open second half of schedule with loss to Bruins

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron passes the puck as Kings right wing Viktor Arvidsson runs into the boards.
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, left, passes the puck as Kings right wing Viktor Arvidsson runs into the boards during the second period on Thursday at Arena.
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Trent Frederic scored twice in 34 seconds during the third period and the Boston Bruins extended their point streak to 12 games with a 5-2 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.

Frederic put in the go-ahead goal at 10:36 when he redirected Brandon Carlo’s shot from the point. The Boston center then quickly picked up his career-high ninth goal of the season at 11:10 when he beat Los Angeles goaltender Pheonix Copley with a backhand in front.

David Pastrnak also had two goals and leads the Bruins with 27 on the season. Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, and Charlie McAvoy added two assists for the Bruins, who are 9-0-3 in their last 12 games and have an NHL-best 64 points.


Jeremy Swayman stopped 27 shots and beat Copley in the first NHL matchup of goalies born in Alaska. Swayman is from Anchorage while Copley hails from North Pole, Alaska.

Copley made 17 saves but his seven-game winning streak was snapped.

Phillip Danault and Sean Durzi scored for Los Angeles.

Adrian Kempe broke a tie on a power play midway through the third period and the Kings beat Dallas 3-2 on Tuesday to snap the Stars’ four-game winning streak.

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Danault gave the Kings a 1-0 lead at 16:04 of the first period when he got a great pass from Alex Iafallo in front and lifted a wrist shot over Swayman’s skate. The goal gave Danault a point in eight of his last nine games.

Boston grabbed the lead with a pair of goals a little more than two minutes apart in the second. Pastrnak buried a snap shot from the slot at 6:26. After the Kings’ Blake Lizotte was called for hooking at 8:41, Marchand put in a wrist shot at a sharp angle from the right faceoff circle that Copley was unable to get with his glove six seconds into the power play.

Durzi evened it at 11:09 of the second on a one-timer off a pass from Matt Roy.

Pastrnak added an empty-net goal at 17:33 of the third.