The key NHL match-up tonight 10:30pm ET sees Boston travel to Los Angeles in a crucial game with both sides aiming to bounce back from defeats, and the LA Kings' Jarret Stoll says his side need to improve their offensive production.
LA Kings were derailed by the Minnesota Wild 2-1 yesterday, whilst the Bruins were hammered 5-2 by Anaheim on the same night.
Stoll was the goal scorer for LA Kings Tuesday, but as a team they have a horrendous record of only four goals on 119 shots over their last three games.
Stoll told ESPN LA that has to change. "We have to bear down. I keep saying it. It's a matter of putting the puck in the net and capitalizing on the opportunities, as opposed to just getting shots.
"Goalies are there to make saves - and we're not making it hard enough on goaltenders right now. It doesn't matter what the shot total is. The only thing that matters is the scoreboard."
Neither side has a player in the top 30 for the Art Ross Trophy, but both are outstanding defensive teams. LA Kings rank first with only 91 goals conceded, with the Bruins a close second with 94 goals conceded.
Boston are 28-13-2, and are top of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Tampa Bay.
LA are 26-13-5, and are third in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, twelve points back from leaders Anaheim Ducks.
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