McAvoy and Chara lead Boston Bruins past Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Charlie McAvoy /

After a streak of terrible games the Boston Bruins were finally able to pick up a W.

The Boston Bruins were looking at a possible 5 game losing streak but they were able to stop that from happening by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Charlie McAvoy had one of his best performances of the year on Thursday night. The rookie scored his second goal of the season to kick off the game. McAvoy is already a top two defenseman on this team and looks to be a player that Bruins fans will enjoy for years to come.

McAvoy also had a complete effort blocking 4 shots and had almost 28 minutes of ice time. He knew that the team needed really a win.

"“I thought we played a much better 60-minute game than we have in the last few. I don’t want to say we played desperate, but in our room we really wanted to get a win…felt like it’s been a while. So we put together a complete 60 minutes, no passengers tonight, everybody was on board and we walk away with two points.”More from Chowder and Champions3 Midseason Chaim Bloom Decisions That Have Killed the 2023 Red Sox10 Patriots Who Will Be Cut by Tuesday’s Roster DeadlineMLB Screws Red Sox Fans With Broadcast for Mookie Betts Return3 Most Underpaid Celtics Heading Into the 2023 SeasonRed Sox Continue Rollercoaster Season With Massive Win"

The only other Bruins goal was scored by Zdeno Chara in the 2nd period. It was the captain’s 2nd goal of the season as well. Near the end of the powerplay, Chara blasted a shot from the Redline that made its way through traffic to put the Boston Bruins in the lead.  He ended the game at +2 and 26 minutes of ice time which was a much better performance than the -3 he put up against the Anaheim Ducks.

Khudobin has another solid effort

Anton Khudobin has had a surprise season so far. With Tuukka Rask’s horrible start “Dobby” has seen some more time in net compared to last season. Khudobin stopped 27 shots and made some clutch saves throughout the game. There is this eerie feeling every time a shot goes on net cause Khudobin allows some juicy rebounds but he somehow manages to make the saves.

He is 4-0-2 on the season and 2.35 GAA and a .928 save percentage. If the Bruins want to have any chance of making the playoffs they are gonna need Khudobin to continue to play at this level.

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Also last night game was fun to watch. The teams combined for 76 hits and it was good to see the Bruins being physical.

The Bruins conclude their California road trip on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks.