Power play, four-goal first propel Kings past Flyers 5-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kings coach Todd McLellan devoted a large segment of Monday's practice to Los Angeles' struggling power-play unit. For at least one game, the extra work paid off.

The Kings scored on all three of their opportunities with the man advantage and got off to a quick start in their 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

''I thought yesterday's practice showed up in the game. They are picking things up and putting it into play the following day,'' McLellan said.

Los Angeles entered the game next-to-last on the power play with a 12.6% conversion rate and was 1 of 13 over the past five games. It is the first time the Kings have had three power-play goals since March, 26, 2018, against Calgary.

''Overall on the power play we were moving the puck well, showing some different looks than some previous games and it was working,'' said Anze Kopitar, who had two assists. ''We're trying to figure out as we go and it all came together today.''

Adrian Kempe had a goal and an assist as the Kings quickly took control with four goals in the first. It is the first time that has happened since Nov. 26, 2014, at Minnesota.

Kyle Clifford, Alex Iafallo, Tyler Toffoli and Martin Frk also scored for the Kings, who are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. Jonathan Quick made 32 saves to snap his three-game losing streak.

The goals came against a Flyers team that entered the game with the league's sixth-best, penalty-killing unit and had allowed only one power-play goal in its last 13 opportunities.

''A staple of our team so far this year has been our penalty kill and tonight it wasn't very good; that combined with them scoring on our power play took us out of the game early,'' coach Alain Vigneault said.

It was Kopitar's second straight multi-point game and 10th of the season. His two assists moved him past Luc Robitaille for fourth in franchise history. Kopitar has 598 in 14 seasons.

Thirteen of Los Angeles' 18 skaters ended up having a goal or assist in the game.

''There have been some nights where we have had better starts than tonight and the puck didn't go into the net,'' McLellan said. ''Just the ability to finish and get a few by the goaltender is important.''

Justin Braun, Claude Giroux and Scott Laughton scored for Philadelphia. Brian Elliott allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first period before being replaced by Carter Hart at the first intermission. Hart made 13 saves.

After Clifford opened the scoring at 5:31 of the first on a wrist shot., Iafallo redirected Kopitar's pass from the slot 86 seconds later and Toffoli put in a rebound of his own shot at 8:54.

Kempe gave the Kings a 4-0 advantage with 2:08 remaining in the first when he finished off a two-on-one short-handed breakaway with a wrist shot. It was Los Angeles' fourth short-handed goal of the season and the fourth allowed by Philadelphia.

''They were aggressive, they were putting pucks at the net and we couldn't get to the loose pucks and couldn't get the rebounds,'' Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov said.

Bruan got his first goal of the season when his shot went off the skate of Kings' defenseman Matt Roy and past Quick.

Frk got his third goal in as many games 91 seconds into the third with a wrist shot on the power play. The Flyers closed the gap with a power-play goal by Giroux and a tip-in by Laughton, who returned to the lineup after missing seven games due to a groin injury.

NOTES: The last time the Kings scored four goals in any period was Feb. 5, 2019, at New Jersey. ... Iafallo extended his point streak to a season-best five games. He has two goals and four assists during the span. ... Drew Doughty had an assist and moved to within one point of tying Rob Blake (494) for first among Kings defensemen all-time in points. ... Giroux has a point in four straight games (one goal, three assists).

UP NEXT

Flyers: Continue their six-game trip on Thursday at Vegas.

Kings: Host Nashville on Saturday.

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PHI22-13-5
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LA17-21-4
4015
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00-120/0012:030
J. Braun D11110/0017:352
S. Couturier C00015/3020:400
J. Farabee RW00130/0014:141
C. Giroux LW10055/6019:350
S. Gostisbehere D00-240/0020:050
R. Hagg D00110/0216:180
K. Hayes C00-113/8014:090
T. Konecny RW01020/0016:120
S. Laughton LW101410/4414:330
M. Niskanen D00-100/0019:322
T. Pitlick RW00010/0014:120
I. Provorov D00040/0022:313
M. Raffl C00000/0012:272
T. Sanheim D00110/0021:231
J. Voracek RW02110/0018:090
M. Vorobyev C01015/3010:350
J. van Riemsdyk LW00-130/0014:550
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C01012/6011:230
J. Carter LW00-134/3014:571
K. Clague D00-100/0012:240
K. Clifford LW10120/0011:521
D. Doughty D01120/0026:540
M. Frk RW10-120/0010:550
B. Hutton D00110/0020:090
A. Iafallo LW10010/0019:120
A. Kempe LW11150/0017:150
A. Kopitar C020010/10420:150
B. Lizotte C01117/5013:360
M. Luff RW01010/0011:551
K. MacDermid D01010/0014:461
N. Prokhorkin C01-211/4013:080
M. Roy D00-120/0021:243
T. Toffoli RW10030/0020:291
A. Wagner RW00020/0213:312
S. Walker D01010/0020:283
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
B. Elliott (L)154110.73320:00
C. Hart 141130.92937:32
GOALIESSA
B. Elliott (L)15
C. Hart 14
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (W)353320.91459:48
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (W)35
Joel Farabee shot on goal (Wrist shot)
PHI:GoalsShots
LA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • PHI
      17:08GOAL Scott Laughton , Assists: Justin Braun and Jakub Voracek
    • PHI
      07:16(PP) GOAL Claude Giroux (Wrist shot), Assists: Jakub Voracek and Travis Konecny
    • LA
      01:31(PP) GOAL Martin Frk (Slap shot), Assists: Sean Walker and Nikolai Prokhorkin
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      14:59GOAL Justin Braun , Assist: Mikhail Vorobyev
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • LA
      17:52(SH) GOAL Adrian Kempe (Snap shot), Assists: Blake Lizotte and Kurtis MacDermid
    • LA
      08:45(PP) GOAL Tyler Toffoli (Wrist shot), Assists: Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty
    • LA
      06:57(PP) GOAL Alex Iafallo (Tip-in shot), Assists: Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe
    • LA
      05:31GOAL Kyle Clifford (Snap shot), Assists: Matt Luff and Michael Amadio
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • LA
      06:14Anze Kopitar penalty Holding the Stick - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      19:36Scott Laughton penalty Boarding - 2 min.
    • LA
      16:59Austin Wagner penalty Roughing - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • LA
      16:23Anze Kopitar penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • PHI
      08:07Scott Laughton penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • PHI
      06:10Robert Hagg penalty Holding - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
PHI
LA
Shots on Goal3529
Goals in Power Play13
Faceoff Wins2824
Penalties33
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties33
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
PHI
Shots on Goal35
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins28
Penalties3
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties3
Misconducts0
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PHI22-13-5
0123
LA17-21-4
4015
STARS OF THE GAME
8.6 %SHOT %17.2 %
0.828 %SAVE %0.914 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00-120/0012:030
J. Braun D11110/0017:352
S. Couturier C00015/3020:400
J. Farabee RW00130/0014:141
C. Giroux LW10055/6019:350
S. Gostisbehere D00-240/0020:050
R. Hagg D00110/0216:180
K. Hayes C00-113/8014:090
T. Konecny RW01020/0016:120
S. Laughton LW101410/4414:330
M. Niskanen D00-100/0019:322
T. Pitlick RW00010/0014:120
I. Provorov D00040/0022:313
M. Raffl C00000/0012:272
T. Sanheim D00110/0021:231
J. Voracek RW02110/0018:090
M. Vorobyev C01015/3010:350
J. van Riemsdyk LW00-130/0014:550
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C01012/6011:230
J. Carter LW00-134/3014:571
K. Clague D00-100/0012:240
K. Clifford LW10120/0011:521
D. Doughty D01120/0026:540
M. Frk RW10-120/0010:550
B. Hutton D00110/0020:090
A. Iafallo LW10010/0019:120
A. Kempe LW11150/0017:150
A. Kopitar C020010/10420:150
B. Lizotte C01117/5013:360
M. Luff RW01010/0011:551
K. MacDermid D01010/0014:461
N. Prokhorkin C01-211/4013:080
M. Roy D00-120/0021:243
T. Toffoli RW10030/0020:291
A. Wagner RW00020/0213:312
S. Walker D01010/0020:283
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
B. Elliott (L)154110.73320:00
C. Hart 141130.92937:32
GOALIESSA
B. Elliott (L)15
C. Hart 14
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (W)353320.91459:48
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (W)35
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
PHI22-13-5
0123
LA17-21-4
4015
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW00-120/0012:030
J. Braun D11110/0017:352
S. Couturier C00015/3020:400
J. Farabee RW00130/0014:141
C. Giroux LW10055/6019:350
S. Gostisbehere D00-240/0020:050
R. Hagg D00110/0216:180
K. Hayes C00-113/8014:090
T. Konecny RW01020/0016:120
S. Laughton LW101410/4414:330
M. Niskanen D00-100/0019:322
T. Pitlick RW00010/0014:120
I. Provorov D00040/0022:313
M. Raffl C00000/0012:272
T. Sanheim D00110/0021:231
J. Voracek RW02110/0018:090
M. Vorobyev C01015/3010:350
J. van Riemsdyk LW00-130/0014:550
Total3503528/246-11
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C01012/6011:230
J. Carter LW00-134/3014:571
K. Clague D00-100/0012:240
K. Clifford LW10120/0011:521
D. Doughty D01120/0026:540
M. Frk RW10-120/0010:550
B. Hutton D00110/0020:090
A. Iafallo LW10010/0019:120
A. Kempe LW11150/0017:150
A. Kopitar C020010/10420:150
B. Lizotte C01117/5013:360
M. Luff RW01010/0011:551
K. MacDermid D01010/0014:461
N. Prokhorkin C01-211/4013:080
M. Roy D00-120/0021:243
T. Toffoli RW10030/0020:291
A. Wagner RW00020/0213:312
S. Walker D01010/0020:283
Total51002924/286-13
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
B. Elliott (L)154110.73320:00
C. Hart 141130.92937:32
GOALIESSA
B. Elliott (L)15
C. Hart 14
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (W)353320.91459:48
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (W)35
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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PHI22-13-5
0123
LA17-21-4
4015
TEAM STATS
3.43
GF AVG
3.09
GA AVG
.74
Power Play
2.74
GF AVG
3.37
GA AVG
.42
Power Play
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