Kevin Fiala, Kings Edge Flyers in overtime – Orange County Register

By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Fiala scored 1:09 in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Anze Kopitar scored two goals and Samuel Fagemo added one for the Kings.

James van Riemsdyk, Wade Allison and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for the Flyers.

The Kings dominated the third third but failed to score the decisive goal until overtime. Fiala took the puck the length of the ice and went for a 2-on-1 shootout, firing a wrist shot under goaltender Carter Hart’s left arm for his 17th goal and team’s 50th point to lead.

Phoenix Copley made 28 saves for the Kings. Hart stopped 34 shots.

Both teams scored two goals in an entertaining first half.

Van Riemsdyk gave Philadelphia an early 1-0 lead by ending a 2-on-1 with Owen Tippett. A great zone entry and pass from Tippett prepared van Riemsdyk for his eighth goal of the season.

Kopitar equalized with his first goal, a slap shot from the point just four seconds after a power play after van Riemsdyk was called off for stumbling. Philadelphia went a little over a minute after the Kings scored on Allison’s outstanding second try with 9:33 to go. Allison beat defender Sean Durzi at the blue line, went all alone on Copley, and then stayed in the game with a rebound goal after Copley’s first save.

1:13 later, Kopitar equalized with a wrist shot from close range after Adrian Kempe set him up from behind the goal line.

The Flyers took a 3-2 lead midway through the second through Ristolainen’s backhander. The Kings failed to get even a shot on two consecutive power plays early in the period, but they scored the decisive goal at 1:24 before the break when Fagemo fired a hard wrist shot past Hart’s glove.

The second period ended with Travis Konecny ​​and Mikey Anderson fighting on the boards after a hard punch from Anderson. Both received gross minors in a penalty-filled period that saw four Flyers penalties and two for the Kings.

https://www.ocregister.com/2023/01/24/kevin-fiala-kings-edge-flyers-in-overtime/ Kevin Fiala, Kings Edge Flyers in overtime – Orange County Register

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