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Jimmy Hayes goal lifts Bruins over Kings

Dec 18, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after their 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON (AP) - Jimmy Hayes scored the game's only goal, Tuukka Rask made 18 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Sunday.

Hayes' goal was his first in seven games and only his second in 28 games this season.

Rask recorded his fourth shutout of the year for the Bruins (17-13-1), who had lost two straight games and five of six coming in.

Boston was without leading scorer David Pastrnak, who had right elbow surgery Friday. Pastrnak's 19 goals rank second in the NHL behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (21).

Peter Budaj had 29 saves for the Kings (16-13-2), who won their previous two games. Los Angeles was outshot 30-18.