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Jimmy Hayes goal lifts Bruins over Kings 1-0

  • Boston Bruins' Jimmy Hayes (11) celebrates with teammate Dominic Moore, top, after scoring as Los Angeles Kings' Nic Dowd (26) skates away in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Boston Bruins' Jimmy Hayes (11) celebrates with teammate Dominic Moore, top, after scoring as Los Angeles Kings' Nic Dowd (26) skates away in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • From left to right, Los Angeles Kings' Derek Forbort, goalie Peter Budaj, of Slovakia, and Drew Doughty defend as Boston Bruins' Anton Blidh (81) tries to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    From left to right, Los Angeles Kings' Derek Forbort, goalie Peter Budaj, of Slovakia, and Drew Doughty defend as Boston Bruins' Anton Blidh (81) tries to score in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, bottom left, and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene (2) crash into the boards in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, bottom left, and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene (2) crash into the boards in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

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.