After a scoreless first period, Patrice Bergeron would be the first to tickle the twine when he took advantage of a Los Angeles turnover (on the power-play) to score his 20th goal of the season at the 5:18 mark of the second frame. It was Brad Marchand who would intercept a Kings' neutral zone pass and head up-ice to throw the puck towards Jonathan Quick. The rebound would kick right to the stick of Bergeron, who slid the puck into an empty goal.
Only eight minutes later, the Kings would get it back when fourth line pivot Colin Fraser converted on a 3-on-2 rush, immediately after Quick stopped Marchand on a breakaway at the other end of the ice.
With only two minutes to go in the second frame, captain Zdeno Chara was sent to the box for high-sticking. Fortunately for Boston, Tim Thomas came up with a few superhuman saves to deny the Kings efforts to take the lead before the third period.