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Bruins vs. Kings Preview: Matinee games are royally terrible.

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 3:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NHL-N, NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 30-15-3 vs. Kings 29-14-6

Kings Lines:

Dustin Brown - Anze Kopitar - Jeff Carter
Matt Frattin - Mike Richards - Justin Williams
Jarret Stoll - Dwight King -  Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan
Slava Voynov - Willie Mitchell
Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez - Robyn Regehr
Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg - Ryan Spooner - Loui Eriksson
Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Zach Trotman - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


Welcome to another day of matinee hockey. The Bruins take on the LA Kings at 3pm today, which is a pretty bizarre time for a hockey game.

The Kings are coming off a pretty bizarre shootout loss to Detroit. LA was up by a goal late in the third, but with 26.1 seconds left, a shot deflected off the netting, off Jonathan Quick's back, and into the net. None of the refs or linesmen caught the puck hitting the netting, so the goal stood.

Pretty weird.

Before that, they beat the Blues 4-1 on Thursday. The last time these two teams met, on January 9, the Bruins lost 4-2.

The Bruins will be down a defenseman again, as Adam McQuaid left the game against Chicago with an injury, and Zach Trotman has been called up.