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By David Strehle (@David_Strehle)
In a game marred by 15 total power plays, the lack of discipline shown early in the season by Philadelphia Flyers skaters continued – and this time it cost them the game.
Johnson celebrates his game-winner in overtime. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal at the 1:39 mark of overtime – just two seconds before a James van Riemsdyk tripping penalty was set to expire – to send Philadelphia to a 3-2 loss, their first defeat of the young season. The team was attempting to win their first four games in a season for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign. Mike Richards started the play with a perfect pass to Johnson, who was stationed at Ilya Bryzgalov’s right. The Kings defenseman had an open side of the net and made no mistake.
It was Los Angeles’ second PP goal of the night on their eighth opportunity.
It was Richards’ maiden voyage back to Philadelphia since his late-June trade to Los Angeles, and t...
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The Flyers lost their first game of the season to Mike Richards and the LA Kings in what was a hard fought, physical matchup. There was a huge hit by Zac Rinaldo on Drew Doughty in the first period which got the Kings pretty fired up, but it looked clean. Doughty did not return.
There were mostly cheers for the previous Flyers' captain, but these quickly turned to boos as the...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have placed defenseman Drew Doughty on the injured list because of an undisclosed upper body injury sustained at Philadelphia.
It was an LA Confidential of sorts on Saturday night when two guys faced off on opposite ends of the country with something to prove. Mike Richards versus the Flyers and Bernard Hopkins versus a youthful Chad Dawson. Who would have expected that Hopkins would receive the first TKO of his career at [...]
Mike Richards had a triumphant return to Philadelphia, assisting on Jack Johnson's winning power-play goal at 1:39 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings past the Flyers 3-2 on Saturday night.
The defenseman suffered an apparent shoulder injury Saturday against the Flyers, but the Kings are saying only that it's an upper-body injury. He is expected to miss at least seven days.The defenseman suffered an apparent shoulder injury Saturday against the Flyers, but the Kings are saying only that it's an upper-body injury.
By David Strehle
NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
In the post-lockout NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers have consistently possessed one of the deepest stables of forwards in the League. Seemingly always included in the ensemble are an impressive number of scorers, providing the team with a potent arsenal for their attack.
In late-summer, many NHL insiders considered the consequences...
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will be out seven to 10 days after suffering an upper-body injury against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, a team source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
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Mike Richards had a triumphant return to Philadelphia, assisting on Jack Johnson's power-play goal at 1:39 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings past the Flyers, 3-2, on Saturday night.
Under the visor, Mike Richards still looks the same. It's the rest of his makeover that still seems out of place as he prepares for his Philadelphia homecoming. He wears No. 10 instead of 18 and the "C" has been stripped from his jersey. Oh yeah, the jersey. Gone is the orange and black of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Simon Gagne scores his first goal for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick is solid in goal, but not good enough.Simon Gagne scores his first goal for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick is solid in goal, but not good enough.
Coming off their first loss of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers seem to have a good chance of bouncing back against the sputtering Ottawa Senators.
Winning in Ottawa, however, has not come easily for the Flyers.
Philadelphia tries to avoid losing its eighth straight game at Scotiabank Place on Tuesday night against the Senators.
Los Angeles spoiled the Flyers' bid to open...