The Los Angeles Kings (18-27-5) took on the Philadelphia Flyers (26-17-6) at the Wells Fargo Center on a frigid January Saturday evening.
The Flyers, who have suffered sluggish starts of late, righted that situation, at least on this night with Travis Konecny connecting on a power-play goal with the assists going to James Van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux At the 3:48 Mark.
JVR and Konecny teamed up with Sean Couturier to double the lead with Konecny’s 17th of the season to end the first stanza with the Flyboys in control, 2-0.
Joel Farabee picked up his second goal in two games to boost Philly further in front, 3-0.
Dustin Brown ruined the shutout with 16:54 remaining in the game and The Kings began to chip away.
The Philadelphia defense remained resilient and Van Riemsdyk put the final nail in the coffin with help from Giroux and Kevin Hayes and Philly had a hard-earned, 4-1 victory.
Brian Elliott was, once again, strong in the nets with 34 saves. Jack Campbell stopped 22 Philadelphia attempts.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.