Bruins crown Kings

 

The Bruins are looking to string some wins together as we are right in the home stretch of the 1995 NFHL season. After topping Tampa Bay last night, they welcomed the Los Angeles Kings tonight. The Kings were smoked 9-0 last night by Vancouver and came into town angry, giving the Bruins all they could handle, but in the end Boston came out on top 6-5.

 

Stu Barnes scored Los Angeles' first goal in over 4 periods to open the scoring. Alex Mogilny, who Bruin fans are patiently waiting to start producing, beat Tommy Soderstrom to tie it up. Owen Nolan picked up his 22nd of the season to give Boston the lead after the first.

 

Jim Peplinski and Bill Houlder scored in the second to take a 4-1 lead and Bruin fans thought it was over. Not so fast! LA scored three straight to tie it up off the sticks of Bobby Holik, Stu Barnes and Trent Yawney. Mogilny picked up his second of the game to restore a Bruin lead after the second.

 

Mogilny completed the hat trick, his first in a Boston uniform, to put his team up 6-4.

 

"It felt good to get that monkey off my back," said Mogilny. "I really want to do well here, and be a driver so we can make some noise."

 

Mark Lamb scored with the goalie pulled to pull the Kings to within one, but that was the closest they could get. 

 

"We showed some resilience tonight," said coach Guevremont. "The Kings came in hungry after last night's debacle and we needed to be on our game."

 

The Bruins need to keep this momentum up with Buffalo coming into town tomorrow night. The Sabres have already beaten them once, so anything can happen.

 

GAME STARS:

 

3. Zigmund Palffy

2. Bill Houlder

1. Alexander Mogilny

 

GAME NOTES:

 

-The Bruin PP went 0 for 2 and the PK went 2 for 3. LA won the special teams battle tonight

-Steve Larmer was injured in the third and is expected to be out day to day

-Mogilny had 3G tonight

-With Rob Blake suspended, Jamie Macoun is up from Sandwich. All he did was pick up an assist and go +4

 

THE SANDWICH REPORT:

 

The Sandwich Bruins lost a tight one to Long Beach 1-0. Sandwich's offence went MIA once again tonight, and is one of the poorest in the entire minor leagues.

Donny Brook
Bruins Beat Writer
Boston Herald