Flyers Hail to Kings in Carter, Richards Return to Philly
In front of a Wells Fargo Center crowd of 19,876 spectators, the Los Angeles Kings came in and snapped the Flyers five game-winning streak. Philadelphia overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period and tied the game, but they ultimately fell to the Kings, 3-2.
Ray Emery started ahead of Steve Mason and he played well during the games first 20 minutes, stopping all 14 of the Kings shots. The first period ended in a scoreless tie, but Los Angeles broke the ice when former Flyer Jeff Carter scored his 25th goal of the season just 1:49 into the second period.
With 2:30 remaining, Justin Williams scored to give the Kings a 2-0 lead heading into the second intermission. It took Philadelphia just 29 seconds to cut the lead in half as Matt Read scored his 20th goal of the season, as did Jakub Voracek minutes later. With the score tied at two, Dwight King scored the goal that would prove to be the game winner.
The Flyers were outshot 33-18 through two periods, but they responded by outshooting the Kings in the third. Emery made 38 saves on 41 shots while Jonathan Quick stopped 30 of 32 shots as his sturdy goaltending helped Los Angeles hold Philadelphia off in the final minutes.