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Wrap: Flyers Lose to Kings in OT, 4-3

January 25, 2023, 3:41 AM ET [285 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Wrap: Flyers Lose to Kings in OT, 4-3

The Philadelphia Flyers held three separate one-goal leads against the LA Kings at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night but LA struck back each time. The game was tied at 3-3 after the second period and held through the end of regulation. Ultimately, the Flyers sustained a 4-3 loss in overtime.

The Flyers (20-21-8) are now 1-8 in games decided beyond regulation including a 1-7 mark in overtime decisions. Philly is 1-2-1 its last four games and 9-4-1 over the last 14. The Flyers finished their season series against Los Angeles with a 1-0-1 record.

Tuesday's first period was a wide-open frame with the two teams trading off closely spaced chances and goals. James van Riemsdyk (8th goal of the season) opened the scoring at 5:50. Anze Kopitar (PPG, 13th) knotted the score at 1-1 at 9:21. The Flyers promptly retook the lead on a Wade Allison rebound tally (7th) at 10:21. LA quickly retied the game on Kopitar's second goal of the first period (14th of the season) at 11:40.

Rasmus Ristolainen (2nd of the season) gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead at 10:37 of the second period. LA's Samuel Fagemo (2nd) forged a 3-3 deadlock at 18:36. The third period was scoreless.

In overtime, the Flyers came within a whisker of winning but a Scott Laughton shot drew iron. Subsequently, Kevin Fiala (17th) scored the game winner on a 2-on-1 rush the other way.

Carter Hart stopped 34 of 38 shots in a losing cause. Pheonix Copley made 35 saves on 38 shots to earn the win.

The Flyers went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

For a detailed period-by-period analysis, stats, highlights and more from Tuesday's game, see the Postgame 5 on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

The Flyers have an off-day from practice on Wednesday before boarding a flight to Saint Paul. On Thursday, Philly will pay a visit to the Minnesota Wild (25-17-4). Two nights later, they wrap up the pre-All Star Game portion their 2022-23 schedule with a road game in Manitoba against the Winnipeg Jets. From Jan. 29 until they host the New York Islanders on Feb. 6, the Flyers have a week-long hiatus in their game schedule.
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