Kings Hault Flyers Streak at Five
Jeff Carter and Mike Richards came to Philadelphia to play against the team that drafted them for the first time together on Monday.
The duo made their homecoming sweet as the Kings skated away with a 3-2 win, stopping the Fleyrs' five-game winning streak in its tracks. It was Carter's first game back in Philadelphia, missing his first opportunity two years ago when he was injured with Columbus.
The Kings owned a 2-0 lead at the end of two periods.
In the first two minutes of the second, Jeff Carter put the Kings on the board first. Towards the end of the second, the Kings led 2-0 thanks to another former Flyers in Justin Williams.
The Flyers cut into the lead just 29 seconds into the third period. Matt Read beat Jonathan Quick to make it 2-1.
Less than eight minutes later, Jakub Voracek, who the Flyers acquired for Carter, tied the game up 2-2.
But Dwight King scored for the over two minutes later, giving them the 3-2 lead and eventual win. The Flyers had opportunities to tie it up in the third, but they hit posts and couldn't get a third past Quick, who made 30 saves.
"We gave ourselves a chance to win that game in the third period, but we didn't play a very good first and second period," Read told reporters. "When you play on your heels the first two periods and you're down 2-0 going in to the third period, it's tough to come back on a good team like that. Playing twenty minutes isn't going to win a hockey game."
Ray Emery was sharp in the loss for the Flyers. He made 38 saves, keeping it from being a blowout as the Flyers were out-played for much of the game.