The Bruins' (34-17-8) win streak hit five games last night as they skated away a 4-2 winner over the LA Kings (23-29-6) in the second game of their five-game road trip.
Boston is now 7-0-3 in their last 10 games, giving them their first 10-game point streak since last season when they recorded a point in 18 straight.
With 73 seconds remaining in regulation, Charlie McAvoy broke a 2-2 tie with his third goal of the season:
Just over half a minute later, Patrice Bergeron delivered the knockout punch with his 21st goal as he took advantage of some sloppy Kings defense:
Jake DeBrusk scored 5:31 into the game to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. The goal was DeBrusk's 17th of the season and third straight game with one following a 13-game drought, so that's great news. He's finding the scoring touch at just the right time, which is exactly what the Bruins need.
I also thought it was pretty cool that DeBrusk's goal made it the second straight night that the Bruins scored a goal 5:31 into the game to take a 1-0 lead, which Noel Acciari did on Friday night against the Ducks. Just thought that was kinda neat. Same time, same score, same team advantage, back-to-back nights. And, the same outcome of the game, most importantly. A win, and the Bruins are now 22-5-5 this season when scoring first. Key.
Brad Marchand broke a 1-1 tie with his 23rd goal off the faceoff from Bergeron 16:15 into the second:
Ilya Kovalchuk (12th) and Alex Iafallo (12th) scored for LA.
Bergeron, DeBrusk, and David Krejci all recorded two-point nights for the Bruins.
Karson Kuhlman made his NHL debut for the Bruins after getting recalled on Wednesday, logging 9:47 of ice time including 1:10 on the penalty kill.
The Bruins currently sit second in the Atlantic Division, trailing the first place Tampa Bay Lightning by 16 points.
Boston continues their road trip tomorrow night in San Jose to take on the high-powered Sharks who'll come in at 35-17-7, tied with their division rival Calgary Flames for most points in the Western Conference with 77. Additionally, San Jose's 214 goals on the season are most in the Western Conference and second in the NHL to the Lightning.