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...