The Los Angeles Kings are defending Stanley Cup champions, so chances are good that they’ll capitalize if their opponent makes a mistake.
That’s what happened in the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins, as a turnover by Bruins forward Gregory Campbell left Boston’s defense scrambling in its own zone.
Shortly after picking Campbell’s pocket along the side boards, Kings center Anze Kopitar pounced on a loose puck in the slot and fed a perfect pass to Tanner Pearson, who slammed it home from the right side for his 10th goal of the season.
Pearson’s tally gave the Kings a one-goal lead heading into the first intermission. Watch NESN’s Barry Pederson break down the goal in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Jae C. Hong/Associated Press
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