Bruins double up the Kings in LA
The Boston Bruins moved into second place in the Atlantic Division on Saturday ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron were all on target for the visitors who completed the season sweep of the Kings with the win.
Marchand continues to lead the Bruins in points with 70 on the campaign, which is good for ninth in the league. The Bruins are 150/1 to win the Atlantic Division with the Maple Leafs 2500/1.
The dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning, 16 points clear in the Atlantic Division standings, is demonstrated by the fact that Tampa Bay has three players with more points than Marchand.
The victory in Los Angeles was the fifth in a row for Boston who have beaten the Kings twice along with the Colorado Avalanche, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks.
All teams that the Bruins should beat, of course, but as the Maple Leafs proved in falling to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, what should happen often does not.
Alex Galchenyuk scored the only goal that the Coyotes would need on Saturday, early in the second period, and Josh Archibald added an insurance goal a couple of minutes later in the 2-0 Arizona win.
Toronto is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and has one game in hand on the Bruins who now lead the Maple Leafs by a point in the standings.
Toronto will conclude their six-game road swing when they face the Blues in St. Louis on Tuesday while Boston is back in action on Monday against the Sharks in San Jose.
The Bruins are 20/33 to win the Stanley Cup this year with the Maple Leafs 5000/1.
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