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.
Peter Budaj had 29 saves for the Kings (16-13-2), who won their previous two games. Los Angeles was outshot 30-18.
Colin Miller‘s wrister from the top of the right circle caught a piece of Hayes’ stick and zipped past Budaj 4:20 into the opening period. Hayes was initially credited with an assist on Miller’s goal, but the call was changed. Dominic Moore also assisted on the goal.
Hayes has gone 45 games without an assist dating to last Feb. 22. He is three points shy of 100 for his career.