Kings: Handzus, Quick prevent another letdown

Another wild one in Boston.

The Kings blew a three-goal lead Saturday night against the Bruins, only to win in a six-round shootout, 4-3.

After five Kings failed to get one past Boston goalie Tim Thomas during the shootout, Michal Handzus finally supplied the winner on a quick wrist shot. Handzus also scored in regulation.

It’s the third straight season the Kings have traveled to Boston and won in extra time. The only difference was the Kings came from behind in the last two during the third period.

The Kings (13-6-0) came into this game riding a three-game losing streak—having blown leads in the last two while surrendering three consecutive goals. They gave up three straight goals against the Bruins to lose a 3-0 lead they built early in the second period.

Thomas came into the game leading the league in save percentage at .959, but Jonathan Quick, who came in fifth (.936), got the better of the match up.

Quick stopped 38 of 41 shots in regulation and all six in the shootout, while Thomas saved 23 of 26 in regulation.

Now it’s on to Ottawa for a game Monday night against the Senators.