Kevin Fiala, Kings edge Flyers in overtime

By AARON BRACY The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Fiala scored 1:09 into overtime to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Anze Kopitar scored two goals and Samuel Fagemo added one for the Kings.

James van Riemsdyk, Wade Allison and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for the Flyers.

The Kings dominated the third period but couldn’t find the tiebreaking goal until the extra session. Fiala took the puck the length of the ice and elected to shoot on a 2-on-1, firing a wrist shot under the left arm of goalie Carter Hart for his 17th goal and team-leading 50th point.

Pheonix Copley made 28 saves for the Kings. Hart stopped 34 shots.

The teams each scored a pair of goals in an entertaining first period.

Van Riemsdyk put Philadelphia ahead 1-0 early by finishing a 2-on-1 with Owen Tippett. A great zone entry and pass by Tippett set up van Riemsdyk for his eighth goal of the season.

Kopitar tied it with his first goal, a slap shot from the point just four seconds into a power play after van Riemsdyk was whistled for tripping. Philadelphia went back in front just over a minute after the Kings’ goal on Allison’s outstanding second-effort play with 9:33 left in the period. Allison beat defenseman Sean Durzi at the blue line, got in all alone on Copley and then stayed with the play after Copley’s initial save with a rebound goal.

Kopitar evened the score again 1:13 later on a wrist shot from close range after Adrian Kempe set him up from behind the goal line.

The Flyers went ahead 3-2 midway through the second on Ristolainen’s backhander. The Kings weren’t able to even get a shot off during two consecutive power plays early in the period, but they scored the tying goal with 1:24 …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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