Jake DeBrusk’s hat trick sends streaking Bruins previous Kings

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Jake DeBrusk received his initially occupation hat trick early in his first 4-stage activity, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two helps in the Boston Bruins’ 7- rout of the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Erik Haula scored two goals and Jeremy Swayman produced 34 will save in his fifth career shutout for the Bruins, whose fifth straight victory matched their longest profitable streak of the year. Boston has earned a position in seven of its previous eight online games, capped by this blowout of an opponent with a 5-match profitable streak on its residence ice.

“We had been thanks for a person of these nights exactly where pucks go in the net,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy reported. “I really don’t look at that as (an indictment of) them. They experienced an off evening. We experienced a great night. For us, when we’re in these highway excursions, I assumed it was most likely a person you circle in the middle of the vacation. (When yet another) group is actively playing seriously perfectly, you measure that activity a tiny extra.”

DeBrusk scored his three goals in the very first 21 minutes, and Bruins supporters littered the LA ice with hats just after his idea-in was upheld by movie evaluation.

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Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk celebrates his second goal of the game during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Boston Bruins still left wing Jake DeBrusk celebrates his next target of the activity for the duration of the initially period of time of an NHL hockey recreation from the Los Angeles Kings Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles.
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DeBrusk requested a trade in November from his only NHL business, but he has been thriving ever because he was moved onto Boston’s prime line. He has seven plans and an assist through a five-activity place streak.

“It’s one of all those matters where by it is just the recreation of hockey, and you need to have bounces, whether or not it’s passes or ambitions or whatsoever,” DeBrusk mentioned of his new puck luck.

“But an inch in this article, an inch there, it is in the internet or it is not in the web,” he extra. “It form of makes you giggle, but it’s a quite fulfilling feeling, due to the fact it’s a person of those points where by I individually had to wait for probably about a few decades to sense this sort of trend.”

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy had two assists apiece for the Bruins, who are unbeaten halfway by their 6-sport West Coastline trip.

Taylor Hall also scored as Boston blasted the earlier streaking Kings, who shed in regulation for only the second time in 13 games because Jan. 20. That was also the most recent time Jonathan Rapid dropped in regulation prior to Boston chased him with five targets on 19 pictures.

“The first goal, I think Quickie would like to have that one particular back,” said assistant coach Trent Yawney, who loaded in for Todd McLellan for the third straight activity.

McLellan, who is sidelined by COVID-19, talked with Yawney previously in the working day about the Kings’ sliding perform late in their previous victory.

“Even the third time period against the Islanders, I could see it commence to creep in a tiny bit, and we understood it was all over the corner,” Yawney said. “I didn’t know if it was heading to be tonight, but it was coming, due to the fact we were acquiring absent with some items that we weren’t receiving absent with before, but you stop up with a win. Now we have just received to reset again and get started all over.”

Cal Petersen changed Quick in the 2nd period and authorized equally of Haula’s objectives in the third. The Kings were shut out for the very first time in 30 video games due to the fact Dec. 6, when Swayman obtained his second shutout of February.

“We’re upset,” Kings ahead Alex Iafallo said. “We’re heading to have to look at ourselves in the mirror and understand from our faults, but it was a fantastic operate. So at the very same time, we have obtained to continue to be constructive.”

JAKE’S Start

DeBrusk opened the scoring just 1:01 following the opening faceoff with a intention on helps from fellow very first-liners Marchand and Bergeron. He then capitalized on an egregious turnover by Los Angeles’ Mikey Anderson, intercepting the puck in the high slot and skating in on Brief.

DeBrusk concluded his hat trick 53 seconds into the next interval with an artful deflection of Bergeron’s large shot.

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Los Angeles’ streak of outshooting its opponents even now attained 21 game titles with a late flurry of shots on Swayman. The Kings’ streak is now tied for the 2nd-longest in NHL heritage, 1 sport guiding the file of 22 by the New York Rangers in late 1971.

UP Up coming

Bruins: At the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Kings: At the Dallas Stars on Wednesday to open up a 4-activity vacation ending in Boston on March 7.

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