The Philadelphia Flyers (5-5-1) return to South Philly after a thumping in the Buffalo. Philly beats the Sabres 5-1. Five different scores from five different players. One, including the ninth of the season for Travis Konecny in just 11 games. The Los Angeles Kings (6-2-2) come into the game with an unbeaten streak on the road. LA keeps the streak alive while they cruise through three periods of hockey. The Flyers get royally beaten by the Kings.
Cal Peterson makes his first NHL appearance since November of last year. With Carter Hart on the shelf for 6-8 weeks, he gets the nod against his former team. Travis Konecny enters his 500th NHL game against LA.
Flyers Get Royally Beaten
The Kings come out fast and cause an early powerplay off the hooking penalty from Ego Zamula. Flyers regain momentum with a huge powerplay kill from the orange and black. The Flyers turn up the energy level. Flyers head to their powerplay around the 11th minute of the first. Adrian Kempe gets called for high-sticking against Cam York. The Kings are able to kill the powerplay. The Kings get a sneaky goal.
Adrian Kempe gets a tip-in goal against his former team, Cal Peterson. The Kings were not done yet. 18 seconds later, Anze Kopitar finds the back of the net. Assists coming from Roy and the second assist from Byfield on the night. In a blink of an eye, Philly is done 2-0 to the Kings. To add insult to injury, Egor Zamula tallies his second penalty on the night with an interference call against Blake Lizotte. Atkinson misses a chance for a short-handed goal before killing the powerplay. The Flyers showed a little frustration at the end of the first period.
A Frustrating Second
The Flyers look off balance at the beginning of the second period. Philly finds themselves on their second powerplay after the Kings have too many men on the ice. The Flyers have difficulty setting up a play on the powerplay, and the Kings win the PK. A few minutes later, the Kings shoot themselves in the foot with another powerplay opportunity for the Flyers. Mikey Anderson commits an interference call against Joel Farabee. Flyers can not sink the puck on another power play. Los Angeles and Philadelphia have their opportunities throughout the second period.
The Flyers have a pair of rapid succession penalties of their own. First, Nick Seeler gets a minor for high sticking, but the Flyers can kill it. Not the same outcome for the second. Only minutes later, Cam York gets called for a delay of game by shooting a puck over the glass into the crowd. The Kings finally take advantage of a powerplay with a wrist shot from Arthur Kaliyev. The assists come from Moore and Byfield (His Third of the Night). Flyers let up another goal late into the second period. With only seconds left in the period, Trevor Moore lands an unassisted wrister for the fourth goal of the game. The Kings ack on two more goals in the second. They lead the Flyers 4-0 heading into the third.
Not Much Different
The Flyers pick up right where they left off. They remained off balance, and the Kings continued to take advantage of it. Blake Lizotte hits a wrist shot off an assist from Laferriere. Flyers also commit their fifth penalty on the night with Scott Laughton Holding against Pierre-Luc Dubois. The Kings have royally beaten the Flyers in front of their hometown crowd. This will be the last home action for Flyers fans for two weeks.
On the Brink
Bobby Brink continues to turn heads for the Flyers. He comes in tonight’s contest on fire. Brink scored a goal, dished an assist, and went plus-2 in Friday’s 5-1 win over the Sabres. Against the Sabres, Brink set up Scott Laughton for the opening goal and then closed out the scoring himself. It was Brink’s third multi-point effort of the season, all of which have come within the last five games. The 22-year-old rookie winger has three goals, five helpers, 18 shots on net, five blocked shots, and a plus-1 rating over 10 contests.
The Kings and Flyers will meet again very soon, in a week. The Flyers face LA on November 11th for a 10:30 PM puck drop. Philly heads west starting Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks for a 10:30 PM start. This will be the beginning of a four-game road trip.
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